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Take 5 with “The Crosby Arboreteum Project”

We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Jennifer Mizenko, producer and choreographer of The Crosby Arboretum Project. This film will be screening Friday, February 7 at 3:15 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at noon.

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

This is a Dance on Camera film. In this genre of film the shot director and editor are as much a part of the choreographic process as the choreographer. The edited film stands as the choreographic piece. This film highlights the Pavilion at the Crosby Arboretum in Picyune, MS, designed my Frank Lloyd Wright descendant Fay Jones. The choreography and shot direction reflect the structure of the Pavilion and the natural surroundings of the Arboretum.

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

Mother Nature worked in our favor to create a dramatic ending.

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

This is my first film, but I am backed by very experienced and talented film makers Alan Arrivee, Jordan Berger & Houston Settle. It was great to work with these talented artists and the collaborative process was exciting.

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

This film is a contemporary dance work.

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

Not sure - I enjoyed this process and hope to create more Dance on Camera projects in the future.

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