Underground Independent Film

by Jenny Lima

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Underground Independent Film Poster

Underground follows a young man’s struggle to provide for his two brothers after a mysterious house fire kills his parents. Without many alternatives, he is forced to support his family the best way he knows how too, fighting.

This independent action film from Teamwork Productions was shot in and around the greater Boston metro area with local actors from Massachusetts, and features professional basketball player Anthony Johnson from Orlando as well as many Olympic-level TKD fighters including Chinedum Osuji from the 2004 Olympics.

"Underground" premiered at the Arizona Black Film Showcase on Friday March 26th, 2010. On Wednesday, April 21st as part of the 2010 Boston International Film Festival, “Underground” packed a full house at the Loews AMC Theater at Boston Common. It also screened at the Action on Film International Film Festival on Tuesday, July 27th and at the Roxbury International Film Festival on Saturday, July 31st.

"Underground" has received the following honors:
- Indie Spirit Award - Boston International Film Festival
- Female Action Performer of the Year (Sara Walsh) - Action on Film International Film Festival
- Kamal Gordon Award Best Upcoming Director - Roxbury International Film Festival

and the following nominations:
- Best Fight Choreography - Feature - Action on Film Int. Film Festival (Runner-up)
- Best Guerrilla Film - Feature - Action on Film Int. Film Festival (Runner-up)
- Best Action Sequence Martial Arts - Feature - Action on Film Int. Film Festival

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