In the new movie Level 16
, girls growing up in a mysterious facility are expected to learn proper "feminine virtues" or risk facing serious consequences from Miss Brixil and her strict staff, making escape to the outside world for some not only a desire, but a necessity to survive. With Level 16
out now in theaters and on VOD platforms from Dark Sky Films, we caught up with writer/director Danishka Esterhazy
for our latest Q&A feature to discuss her new sci-fi horror film.
Thanks for taking the time to catch up with us, and congratulations on Level 16! When and how did you come up with the idea for this film?
Danishka Esterhazy: I wrote the first draft of the script back in 2006—right after I graduated from film school in Toronto. I wanted to make science films and horror films. But when we tried to get Level 16