We’ve all seen groups of undocumented workers hanging out at the local hardware stores, hoping to get picked up for work that’ll pay a few bucks. But who would know if one of them went missing? What happens if one of them leaves the parking lot for a job and never returns home?
Posters seemingly overnight have started popping up in cities. Men, more specifically undocumented workers have gone missing and police need the public’s help to figure out any clues to solve the mystery. Aside those signs, however, is another sign. Bright yellow calls the eye’s attention and the phrase, “Peligro. Gringos,” is bold and in caps. Beware the Gringos. Something is not as it seems.
The indie thriller BENEATH US explores this very idea. What happens when four undocumented workers get into the wrong car on the wrong day?
It’s a terrifying fight for survival. Who looks out for undocumented workers? What can be done to protect them? How far will people go to follow the American Dream? There are numerous cases of workers being killed/murdered (and many not even recorded)? See here, here, and here, to name a few.
The marketing team behind the film recently launched a wildposting campaign, where signs were placed around town to get people hyped for the film. If you manage to find them, make sure you take a photo and let us know!
In BENEATH US, the American Dream becomes a nightmare for a group of undocumented day laborers hired by a wealthy couple (played by Lynn Collins and James Tupper). What they hope to be their biggest payday turns into a terrifying fight for survival at the couple’s secluded mansion, and those thought to be helpless must prove they can’t be discarded so easily.
The film stars James Tupper (“Big Little Lies”, “A Million Little Things”), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Rim of the World), Rigo Sanchez (“Queen of the South”, The Record Keeper), Roberto ‘Sanz’ Sanchez (2 Fast 2 Furious, Lake Los Angeles), Thomas Chavira (“Shameless”, One of the Thousands), and Josue Aguirre (Incarnate, A New York Christmas).
The film is directed by Max Pachman (16th Street, Anonymous), who co-wrote the film alongside Mark Mavrothalasitis (Wolf in the Wild, Eden). It is produced by Luis Guerrero (You’re Not Alone, 100 Feet Below Hell), Chris Lemos (Beyond The Lights, Clay Kickers), Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad, Friday Night Lights), and William Knochel (“Unknown Sender”, Clay Kickers).
BENEATH US will be out in theaters on March 6, 2020.