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Beneath the surface in competition at the Hollywood Film Festival

Beneath the surface has just won a Jury Award & the Mayor Award for Best director at the KLIS Film fest in Kuala Lumpur  !

Beneath the surface has won a Best of the Fest Award at the International Movie trailer Festival !

Screenings : 

Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival Michigan 
Sun July the 31st- 19:00 AM (State Theatre)

Beneath the surface Trailer War Contest : 1 win. Vote for us !


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JURY AWARD KLIS Kuala Lumpur Film fest 2012
MAYOR AWARD Best director KLIS Kuala Lumpur Film fest 2012
GOLDEN KNIGHT AWARD 49th Malta International Film festival 2010
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE Accolade Awards La Jolla CA 2010
SPECIAL MENTION Los Angeles Movie Awards 2011
BEST OF THE FEST International Movie Trailer Festival 2011

HONORABLE MENTION Los Angeles Reel Film festival 2011


Hollywood Film Festival L.A

Firstglance Filmfest Philadelphia
Marbella Film Festival Spain/UK
Trailer Fest Los Angeles
Festival of Nations Ebensee Austria
I've seen Films contest Milan
Hollyshorts Monthly screenings L.A
Driven creativity competition UK
Accolade La Jolla CA
Malta International Film festival
Filmcom Nashville Tennesse
Vegas media Xpo Las Vegas
Los Angeles Movie Awards
International movie trailer festival
Traverse City Film Festival Michigan
KLIS Kuala Lumpur Film Festival
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival
Bornshorts Film festival UK/Denmark

Next TV entertainment competition (semi finalist)


Beverly Hills Film festival (finalist)


Mila, a young twelve year-old girl with French and Lakota ancestry, returns to live with her parents in South Dakota. She discovers there a Lakota people struggling with poverty and alcoholism, in a state known for its racial tensions. She meets her grandfather, Sam Blackrain, who is a holy clown and a “thunder dreamer”.
What do the ancient spirits want? Why did Sam Blackrain feel the need to escape from prison and pass on his message?
Can Mila really change the path of the future...?

Official Trailer

Beneath the surface

Directed & Written by Mathieu Saliva
Produced by Jean Claude Flaccomio

Cast :
Mélanie Tran : Mila
Lance White Magpie : Sam
Wamblee La Tanka : Lumberjack
Rose La Tanka : The Spirit

Marie Béatrice Ollivier : Mrs Assiwini

Crew :
Nicolas Sahaguian: director of photography

David Vincent/ Jean Marc Pedousseau : sound
Mourad Kechar : special effects
Marie Laure Mahé : editing
Olivier Cussac: music

Fabrice Villeneuve : 1st assistant director 
Jean Philippe Roman : animal trainer

Check out the complete Cast & crew page

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