Filmmaker's Name: Ormond R. White
Film Title: "How Much" (Music Video) (Mississippi premiere)
In 50 words or less, what is your film about?
HOW MUCH is about finding the love of your life. Professing that love and asking your love for his or her hand in marriage. The video set is a private dinner of a couple being serenade by a crooner singing the very thoughts of the gentleman that’s about to propose to his fiancé. That’s HOW MUCH I Love You.
What was your motivation to make this film… why this film, and why now?
HOW MUCH is a featured Vintage Soul Love Ballad off of the soundtrack ONE HOPE ONE FREEDOM, An Original Urban Southern American Musical, written, composed & directed by me (Ormond White.) In OHOF, HOW MUCH is the rising climax song when Larry professes his undying affection for Mallory his love interest.
What is your connection to Mississippi?
I am a native of Canton, MS, home to the filming of such great movies as My Dog Skip, O Brother Where Art Thou, and A Time To Kill. Of course, seeing these great productions come to life right before my eyes inspired me into believing I can become a filmmaker!
Anything else you’d like the audience to know about you or your film?
I received my BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and my MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art: Rinehart School of Sculpture. I have been the recipient of the Frank Hayden Award, a Yale/Norfolk Scholar, and a Fine Arts Work Center Fellow.