Filmmaker’s Name and Title:  Sam Shearer, Director, Writer
Film Name:  Doorway
Length:  12 minutes
Genre:  Drama, Thriller

In 50 words or less, what’s the film about?
A girl named Cate becomes a tenant at a house which may harbor a dark secret.

What inspired you to make this film?
Since 2013 I have been attending the Canton Young Filmmaker’s Workshop. Each year, the films made at the summer workshop have been shown the following spring at the Crossroads Film Festival. Last summer, scheduling conflicts prevented me from participating in the workshop. So, I decided to make my own film and submit it to the festival.

Name your top 3 films of all time.
Alien
Fargo
The Prestige

What’s your connection to Mississippi?
I have lived in Mississippi all my life.

Is there anything else you want the audience to know about your film?
This is my first film to make independently and my first time to submit my work to a festival.