Writer/Director/Actor Lance R. Marshall took the long walk to the stage, not once, but twice for his feature script ‘The Demon Deep in Oklahoma’ on Saturday night.  His script was awarded for Best Horror and Best Original Concept at a ceremony Oct 15th, that was held at the Juarez Theater in Oaxaca, Mexico.  This was the 7th year for the Oaxaca Film Fest and Global Script Challenge.                                                          bestoriginalconceptbesthorror

 

The festival described the script as “THE DEMON DEEP IN OKLAHOMA is an elegantly told, cerebral American Gothic”.

 

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The Oaxaca Film Fest, named as one of the “Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, hosts films and scripts from every corner of the world. Screenings included such big name films as “Elvis & Nixon” starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey, “By Way of Helena” starring Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth and “Personal Shopper” for which Kristen Stewart was awarded Best Actress as well as the Rolling Stone documentary “Ole Ole Ole”.

The festival took place from Oct 8th – 15th in the beautiful and historic city of Oaxaca.  Known not only for its vibrant culture, but also for its excellent cuisine.

Like all filmmakers we are always eager to learn and definitely took advantage of the 3-day New Industry panels that included panelists from the Sundance Institute, The Redford Center, Berlinale, and Vimeo. Topics included everything from film festivals, to script writing to online distribution.

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When not learning more about filmmaking, we were surrounded by history when we toured the botanical gardens at the breathtaking Santo Domingo church built in the late 16th century and walked the ancient steps of the Mayans at the Monte Alban archeological site dating back to 500 BC.

Next for Mr. Marshall is producing his web series ‘The Washings in Boone Hill County’ through his NY based production company Watergun Outlaw Productions with his filmmaking partner and husband, James Oxford.  With a long list of completed scripts from feature films, to web series, shorts and tv pilots, they plan to stay very busy for the foreseeable future.