Filmmaker's Name: Daniel M. Caneiro
Film Title: Alice (Alicia) (Mississippi premiere)
In 50 words or less, what is your film about?
ALICIA is a twisted version of Alice in wonderland where a 24-year-old girl needs to escape from her house with the help of Jorge, a survivor who wants Alicia to leave her home as soon as possible.
What was your motivation to make this film… why this film, and why now?
My first motivation was to make a horror film with a human approach and to give a different turn into zombie genre movies. I needed to make this film because I wanted to transmit the fear and horror that’s inside of us and how it could affect our family, friends, and perception of reality. The hardest thing was to maintain suspense and Alicia’s nervousness until the end, we can understand what’s really happening.
Was there anything strange, funny, interesting, sad, scary, or otherwise unusual about making this film?
An interesting fact is that the original idea to write Alicia’s story is inspired in true events.
What is your connection to Mississippi? If you don’t have one, why did you choose to enter your film into a Mississippi festival?
One of the dreams of each filmmaker is having his work seen worldwide by as many people as possible. The Crossroads Film Fest is a great opportunity for me to reach the audience of Mississippi with ALICIA.
Anything else you’d like the audience to know about your film?
ALICIA has won several awards internationally and has been screened in Official Selection at more than 30 Film Festivals all over the world.