I am not a horror/thriller fan, but I went to see the film because I am a fan of the Directors personal story "My Backyard was a Mountain." Once again the director was able to pull off what a lot of independent filmmakers are trying to do. To be able to tell a compelling and believable story with a very very limited budget. With a setting that primarily takes place in a cave, throughout the movie I was wondering is this cave real? After the Q&A I asked that question. The director said that the cave was not a real one, but built for the movie. Wow!! Impressive! The director was able to pull all the shots. Making a cave look like a labyrinth when in reality it's a little stage is what I call a truly independent director. Another point of the movie that I really was impressed with was that he had a Latina protagonist. No, she was not a maid or a slut...but a leading role in a film that showcased her talent. This director probably took a chance at that because America does not feel comfortable with leading actors that are not white, but this young lady did a great job. With the little resources the director was given, he proved that he CAN direct. I just cannot wait to see the unbelievable magic waiting to come out on screen when this director is given a bigger budget.
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