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Take 5 with “The Surface”

We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Jordan Berger, director, writer, camera and editor of The Surface. This film will be screening Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4:15 p.m.

#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.

The Surface is an metaphorical look into the lives of two young men as they struggle to choose the “right path” in a world full of uncertainty and material distractions. I believe this movie comments on the many distractions of today’s world and how they can alter a goal or dream in life.

#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?

Shooting on water is not an easy task. Also fog machines are the not the best thing to use if your panning on recording any usable dialogue.

Best part of making the film I think was the writing process. In a world like this one, the possibilities are endless and it was fun to let our imagination carry us.

#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?

This is my fourth narrative short to write/direct. I’ve also done two short documentary films. I work side by side with my best friends and am lucky to have such a committed group of guys. Everything we do is highly collaborative and is fun to be a part of.

#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?

Come check it out! Half the cast/crew are students at the University. Also the film was shot at the University pool on Campus.

#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?

We are currently developing a feature film to be ready to start shooting in the next year.

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