Meet "The Ground Beneath Their Feet" Director Nausheen Dadabhoy

Her #NewMavericks directorial debut has its US Premiere Sunday, April 3 at 5:20 in the Plaza upstairs theatre.

Complete this sentence: “If you liked _____ or ______, you’ll like my film.” 
Saving Face or Born into Brothels

If forced to choose a different role in making this film, what would it have been and why?
This is the only film I directed. I'm already a cinematographer by trade, because I am better with pictures than words, and a little bit of a tech geek.

If you were an X-men, which would you be?
This is a question that I have been asking myself for most of my childhood. Nate Gray, X-Man from Age of Apocalypse is a telepath AND has telekenetic powers. What more do you need?

What's the most challenging part of making a film for you? Do you enjoy that challenge, or is it something to be avoided? 
Editing. Post work in general. Working by yourself in a dark room. Definitely to be avoided. I think that's probably why it took me nine years to finish my film.

Name three films you consider under-appreciated and explain their hidden genius. 
Tough question, because I might have to reveal some guilty pleasures if I answer honestly, and that might call my taste into question! I'll pass.

You're building a grilled cheese with three different cheeses. What do you use? 
Pepper Jack, pepper jack and pepper jack.

Of the filmmakers working today, whose talent would you most like to steal? 
Emmanuel Lubeski.

What are you most looking forward exploring in Atlanta?
 Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

Why did you submit your film to the Atlanta Film Festival?
I heard from friends that had premiered there that it was a great festival.