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Take 5 with “Jot ‘Em Down

We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Tyler Keith, producer and co-director of Jot ‘Em Down. This film will be screening Friday, February 7 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.

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

This film offers a look into the world of horse racing from the perspective of the workers and local community around Lexington, Kentucky.

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

When doing any documentary film, your original idea often morphs into something completely different than you imagined, and that was the case here.

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

I come from an academic background making historical documentaries. I have also worked in the theater and music.

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

Everyone who bets on a horse has their own logical reasons for thinking they’ve picked the winner, but only one horse wins. When placing a bet, always take the old timers’ advice.

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

I hope Sam Shepherd watches it.

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