Alex Oviatt

Age: 21
Sign: Pisces
Hometown: Kentfield, CA

Why are you in this class?

I love film and want to learn about independent films and what goes into making one.

What does independent film mean to you?

Films made on a low budget, not affiliated with a studio, and more true to life.

Who is your favorite director?

Andrew Bujalski

What is your favorite independent film?

Buffalo '66 or Lost in Translation or Stranger Than Paradise or Mutual Appreciation or Funny Ha Ha.

What do you like in your films?

Films that aren't so easy to figure out, quirky films, humorous films, ones where the characters stay with you, and with good, convincing dialogue.

If you were to make an independent film, what would it be about?

It would probably star common people and be about common things. It would hopefully be something funny and aesthetically pleasing and meaningful.

If you had to make an independent film, how would you get the money (be honest)?

I would use my own if I had it. If I didn't, well, I guess I'll see when it happens.

What is the most exciting thing about going to Sundance?

Seeing a lot of films and being surrounded by people who love film and being in the laid back environment of Park City. Also hopefully snowboarding, hiking, and visiting some hot springs.

What is the longest amount of time you would be willing to wait in line for a film?

A couple hours. It depends on what film and who I'd be waiting with.