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Thomas L. Phillips

Oxford Film Festival features local touch

This weekend’s Oxford Film Festival, in its eighth year, will be featuring lots of films directed, produced and filmed locally and featuring local residents in the cast. There are a number of narratives and documentaries with the local touch as well as a couple of non-competing movies and works-in-progress. Editor Don Whitten talks about some of the must-see movies and warns that planning and early arrival is important. (February 9, 2011, Page 4)

Mississippi movie storytellers abound

OXFORD TOWN – Most Mississippians are natural born storytellers. So, it comes as no surprise that this year’s Oxford FIlm Festival is chock full of creative narrative stories for the visual medium. Page 8 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town features Melanie Addington’s introduction to Mississippi’s narative stories coming to the Oxford Film Festival on Feb. 10. (February 3, 2011, Page 8)

Oxford Film Festival unveils 2011 schedule

Oxford Film Festival recently announced its 2011 line up including 13 world premieres, three national premieres, 33 regional premieres, 10 Mississippi premiers and other spotlight films. The festival is scheduled for Feb. 10-13, 2011. For more information, visit www.oxfordfilmfest.com  (January 6, 2011, Page 12)

It’s a wrap. Now things get interesting.

OXFORD TOWN – After three months of pre-production work and three weeks of filming, “Where I Begin” moves to the editing phase Friday. This is where things get really interesting. Right now, there is all this footable but now how it is pieced together, how sound is synched up and what music and underscore is chosen is what can make or break the film. (August 30, 2010, Page 14)

Film maker chooses Oxford for independent film backdrop

With the first act to his new independent movie finished, filmmaker Thomas L. Phillips found himself needing some fresh ideas to complete the script. In May, he called Melanie Addington, whom he had met two years ago at the Memphis International Film Festival, and asked her to help finish writing the script.

Cast and crew have been shooting for the last three weeks in and around Oxford and expect to wrap up this weekend. (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)

Local actress hooked on movie-making

As a long-time Oxford resident, 29 years and counting, I have become accustomed to celebrity sightings and the filming of movies in and around our community. This time, however, I am personally involved with an outstanding local film, “Where I Begin.” (August 27, 2010, Page 1B)

‘Where I Begin’ production well under way

OXFORD TOWN — About a third of the way into the production of “Where I Begin,” it struck all of us that what we had on this set is something rre. There are no fights, no drama, no divas, no one being lazy or not knowing exactly what to do. Everyone just does everything they can to make this movie a success. (August 19, 2010, Page 20)

‘Where I Begin’ – How can you not be excited?

OXFORD TOWN — It’s been three months of non-stop pre-production work for me and Thomas L. Phillips, director of the independent drama “Where I Begin” that we co-wrote and co-produced. Lots of people have asked if we are excited and, well, yes, we are – but also mostly just anxious and tired. That is the part yu don’t often hear much about. (August 5, 2010, Page 15)

‘Where I Begin’ begins again

OXFORD TOWN – Wish I could say it had been my idea but after spending a week in Oxford, director Thomas L. Phillips knew that our film, “Where I Begin,” just makes more sense if it were made in Oxford. We will be filming here in August. Check out this week’s issue of Oxford Town and read about the exciting changes we’ve made to our film. (June 30, 2010, Page 9)

Casting call brings out film hopefuls

The new Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Film Fund is looking to find ways to help up and coming filmmakers in the area find support and funding. The new fund was announced on Friday at the fundraising party for the independent film, “Where I Begin,” which will be directed by Thomas L. Phillips and co-produced and co-written by The EAGLE’s own Melanie Addington. (June 28, 2010, Page 3)

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