We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Mac Alsfeld, writer/director and actor of Father-Like Son. This film will be screening Saturday, Feb. 8 at 3 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.
"Father-Like Son" is a comedy about a 24-year-old, Clark, whose views on relationships are put to the test when his recently widowed mother marries a man his own age. Check out our trailer!
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
Adaptation. Filmmaking is as much about creating as it is about adapting to its ever-changing process.
The greatest thing about making a film is that you’ve actually made a film. By making an independent film, you have, in a way, legitimized yourself in this business. You’ve proven your self-reliance, which is paramount. And most importantly, you get to whip out your work, slam it on the table, and say, “This is what I got. Do you like it or not?” That’s probably the best part.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I’ve worked in the New Orleans film industry for over 11 years, primarily as a cast assistant, where I am able to study under the likes of Alan Arkin, Kevin Costner, and Jonah Hill. Andrew Megison (“Dan”), Grayson Ward (“Hunter”), and I come from a sketch comedy background called, “Sketchmo.” We also make up the comedy screenwriting trio, Abby Normal.
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
We are NOT the sequel to “Big Momma’s House.” Martin Lawrence is not in this movie. BMH is completely unbelievable and would never happen in real life. It’s somehow an unfunnier Madea with a Crisco water birth scene.
**Also of note: There were 3 Oscar-nominated actors in that movie, believe it or not.**
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
After “Father-Like Son,” we’re hoping to take our career in a new direction…
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