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Filmmaker's Name: Kyle Ginzburg
 
Film Title: Crop (Mississippi premiere)
 
In 50 words or less, what is your film about?

A vampiric man who works for the black market organ trade questions his predatory nature when he encounters a mysterious woman from his dreams.

What was your motivation to make this film… why this film, and why now?

Prior to writing Crop, I had always wanted to make a vampire film, but I knew that if I ever attempted to make one, I wouldn't stick to the genre's established themes or common tropes. During the writing process, I also became fascinated with pop culture's romanticization of vampires as predators. With those two interests aligned, I knew that I wanted to make a vampire film that explored the mind of a predator, but not attempt to portray said predator in a redemptive light. I wanted to tell a grim story of someone who is at odds with, but cannot overcome their nature.
 
What is your connection to Mississippi?  If you don’t have one, why did you choose to enter your film into a Mississippi festival?

Specifically, I entered my film into Crossroads because I had heard that it was an great festival that happened to boast a community that did two things: welcome all types of filmmakers and really love all types of films.