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Where I Begin

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)

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    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)

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      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)

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        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)

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          Oxford fuels film production

          OXFORD TOWN –YAC’s Operations Coordinator Beth Ziegenhorn has her pulse on the community this week and breaks down the upcoming YAC fundraiser to be held at Southside Gallery. The public is invited to join them this Saturday from 7-9 p.m. at the gallery for a reception for the upcoming movie “Where I Begin” which has begun filming in Oxford and the surrounding area. Turn to Page 10 in this week’s issue of OT and get details about the fundraiser that will allow everyone to meet the director and stars of the film. (August 12, 2010, Page 10)

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            ‘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)

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              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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                Film Freak begins “Where I Begin”

                OXFORD FILM FREAK – I’ve gotten a lot of questions from friends recently wondering where I have been as they hardly see me anymore, not even out at the movies. It’s true. I rarely left my house when not at work for the past two months. The reason is that I have been collaborating with filmmaker Thomas L. Phillips on a new movie to be filmed in July. (June 17, 2010, Page 14)

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