Filmmaker’s Name and Title:  Andrea Niada (Writer, Director, Editor)
Film Name: Home Education
Length of film: 24:50
Genre:  Horror/Thriller
 
In 50 words or less, what’s this film about?
An inquisitive girl is convinced by her controlling mother that her dead dad will resurrect if they show how much they miss him. That is, until he begins to rot...
 
What inspired you to make this film?
I wanted to explore fear and belief and how they can shape our perception and experience of the world around us.
 
Name your Top 3 Films of All Time:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Mulholland Drive
Why Don't You Play in Hell?
 
What’s your connection to Mississippi?  (If you don’t have one, why did you apply to a Mississippi festival?)
So far I have only been to New Orleans in the South, which I loved. I've known of Crossroads Film Festival for a while and being a very good, well organised event, I though it would be a great platform to show my film if it got in. So I'm thrilled it did!
 
Anything else you want the audience to know about your film:
- The film was shot almost entirely on location in two cottages in Godmersham Park Estate, Kent, UK. Built in 1732, Godmersham Park House was once owned by Edward Austen Knight, Jane Austen's brother. Jane Austen frequently visited the estate and is rumoured to have written some of her work there.
- The sequences shot in a studio involved a large wooden table, a paper mâché model and over 100,000 real, dried flies.
- There are no tricks involved in the film's final scene. The director and producer practiced the stunt various times on themselves to make sure that it was safe!
- The film's catering was lovingly provided by the director and producer's mothers, who are professional cooks. We still miss their food...