Beneath with original ending.
Beneath is a psychological retelling of the classic story of Orpheus and Eurydice. After an affair, Angie pleads for her husband, Justin, to return. When Justin turns up in a coma Angie is driven by her guilt to discover the cause of his illness, save her husband and redeem herself.
Written and Directed by Christopher Fernandez
Produced by Hans Sahni and Beth Wickman
Cinematography by Matt Dreiling
Production Design by Brandon Speyer
Edited by Rebekah Parmer
Sound Design By Veronica Zabrocki
Music by Melissa Edwards
“Beneath” Super 16mm Color negative, 16 minutes.
Winner: Best Psychological Thriller: 2011 International Student Film Festival of Hollywood. Nominated for Best Student Film: (2011) Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
2011 Red Rock Film Market. 2011 Deadcenter Film Festival, 2011 Tulsa International Film Festival, 2011 Action on Film Festival, 2011 Rome International Film Festival, 2011 Orlando International Film Festival, 2011 Buffalo Niagara International Film Festival, 2011 Williamsburg International Film Festival, The International Student Film Festival of Hollywood(2011), The 2011 New Jersey Film Festival at Cape May, 2011 The Puerto Rico Horror Film Festival, The 2011 Astoria/LIC International Film Festival, The 2011 New Hampshire Film Festival, The 2011 Toronto International Film and Video Awards.
Christopher Fernandez began his artistic career as a painter and draftsman. Having found the medium of painting too elitist and restrictive he discovered that he could reach a wider audience with narrative film. In 2002 he received his undergraduate degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and went to work gaining his production knowledge by working in Washington D.C.’s local film/television industry.
He earned his way into I.A.T.S.E. local 487, but was not content to play a support role on other people’s films. In 2008 Chris decided to further his artistic growth in the graduate program at Chapman University’s Dodge College. His award winning cycle film, Andre, has screened at festivals across the country and internationally.