We’ve asked the filmmakers for the 11th annual Oxford Film Festival the same five questions. Meet Elcid Asaei, director of “Rage Against Symphony.” This film will be screening Saturday, Feb. 8 at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
#1: In 140 characters or less, describe your movie and why someone should see it.
A mysterious woman lays in a candlelit bath, still wearing her wedding dress as all around her is calm, but within her there is a symphony of rage that is gradually bubbling up.
#2: Biggest lesson learned in getting the film made? Best part in getting the film made?
The biggest lesson learned was that budget and technology are not barriers to creating an engaging short film. The best part in getting the film made was the entire production process, and of course not getting my iPhone wet.
#3: Tell us about you. What is your movie making background?
I started making films 3 years ago, and made my festival début with a short award-winning documentary, titled ‘Revolutionary Roads’. Since then, I have set up my own indie production label, Crimson Black, and in 2013 I completed a number of short films, including ambitious projects like ‘Piranha’, and ‘Sun up Sun down’.
#4 What do you want the Oxford Film Festival audience to know about your film that isn’t obvious from its title or description?
Rage Against Symphony was entirely shot with my iPhone, in one continuous shot.
#5: What does the future hold in store for your film and for you?
The future holds oranges, hopefully, and perhaps more festival screenings for Rage Against Symphony. As for me, I am working on a short animation project and my feature film début, so hoping the future is bright for these two projects.