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USA | 2013 | 89 minutes | Ben Ketai

This bloody, claustrophobic horror film takes place in the aftermath of a cave-in in an underground mine. Several miners and a strong-willed lawyer are trapped beneath the earth and the results become increasingly treacherous and psychologically challenging.

May 31, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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June 1, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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Producers Kelly Wagner and Nick Phillips scheduled to attend

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On the night before his last day of working in the coal mines, foreman George Marsh celebrates his impending early retirement with his colleagues at their favorite watering hole. His daughter Samantha, an aspiring environmental lawyer, is home from New York City for the festivities as well, though her profession doesn’t sit well with either her dad or the other miners. George’s fellow miners succeed in goading Samantha into accepting a challenge to work one day in the mine. Despite the hard work she encounters there, all goes well—until a disastrous, yet mysterious, collapse traps the miners 600 feet underground. At first the group seeks to establish contact with the surface while investigating the cause of the cave-in. But soon, with their air supply growing more and more toxic and the time for rescue running out, Samantha begins to suspect a sinister presence at work, turning the miners against one another as they all slowly descend into madness. A white-knuckle, claustrophobic thriller, Beneath is a subterranean nightmare that will leave you yearning for daylight.

Director Biography

Ben Ketai is an American director, writer, and producer. He is best known for 30 Days of Night: Dark Days (2010) and the television mini-series "30 Days of Night: Dust to Dust" (2008).

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Director: Ben Ketai
Principal Cast: Brent Briscoe, Kurt Caceres, Eric Etebari, Jeff Fahey, Joey Kern
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Running Time: 89 minutes
Producer: Nick Phillips, Kelly Wagner
Screenplay: Patrick Doody, Chris Valenziano
Cinematographers: Timothy A. Burton
Editors: Toby Wilkins
Music: Andres Boulton
Website: Official Film Website
Awards: Screamfest LA 2014 (Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, Makeup Effects, Special Effects)
Filmography: Debut Feature Film
Language: English
Format: DCP
US Distributor: IFC Films
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