Meet the Filmmakers: THE KANGAROO GUY
Interview with director Joel Loxton
Director Joel Loxton
Describe your film THE KANGAROO GUY in one sentence.
If your film was an animal, what animal would it be?
If my film were an animal it would be a Circus Lion. At first glance it is an impressive animal. Jumping through hoops and roaring to the crowd but in reality it is toothless and miserable. One wrong move and it will be whipped by its cruel and oppressive handler.
Which filmmaker would you like to have a beer with?
Stanley Kubrick. From what I have heard he must have been a very intense and meticulous man. To know what he was like in person would be really interesting.
What was the first film you remember seeing at a movie theater?
"Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country". My family rarely went into town and when they did it was not for luxuries such as films. The lure of a new Star Trek film was something different. Trekkies from way back, they couldn’t resist seeing it at the Wangaratta cinema.
Scene from THE KANGAROO GUY
Which film deserved an Oscar but didn’t get one?
"The Shining". One of my favourite films by one of my favourite directors.
What would you be if you weren’t a filmmaker?
Employed. Joking aside, I am interested in am other fields. Politics, Science, Mathematics, Psychology… I am sure I would have found some very rewarding work in these areas if I had not pursued film.
Behind the Scenes at THE KANGAROO GUY
Is this your first visit to Munich? What do you expect from the festival?
This will be my first visit to Munich. I have been reading about the city ever since I heard my film had been accepted to the festival and I am very excited to start exploring the streets. The festival sounds incredible as well. I am really impressed by what I have seen on the website of past years festivals and It looks like it is a festival that has a huge emphasis on the visiting films.