Running in Place

“Running in Place” is a story of a child overcoming the hardest of beginnings in life: parents separated, separation from one’s mother by social services, parents lost to drug abuse and mental illness. Now grown up, MARIO returns with a close-friend to the deserted and dilapidated home of his childhood to explore and overcome these ghosts of his past, so that he can stop “running in place”—as his parents had done—and move on in a positive way into his adult life.

  • Rob Underhill
  • Mario SkyBlew
  • HF Watts
  • Rob Underhill
  • Aravind Ragupathi
  • Mario SkyBlew
    Key Cast
  • Dasan Ahanu
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Kaboom
    Key Cast
  • Timmy Richardson
    Key Cast
    Tyler Perry's, If Loving You Is Wrong
  • Stewart Nelsen
    Pulp Fiction, Ronin
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital Canon 5d Mark ii
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 14th Great Lakes International Film Festival
    Erie, Pennsylvania
    October 3, 2015
  • 7th Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    November 8, 2014
  • 6th Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    October 4, 2014
    BEST MUSIC VIDEO, 3rd Place
  • RAW: Panorama
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    June 26, 2014
  • Gwinnett Center International Film Festival
    Duluth, Georgia
    August 2, 2014
    Invited - Not in Competition
  • 9th Carrboro Film Festival
    Carrboro, North Carolina
    November 22, 2014
  • Music Malt Online Fest-14
    Bangalore, India
    October 18, 2014
  • 21st Hayti Heritage Film Festival
    Durham, North Carolina
    February 13, 2015
  • Y'allywood Film Festival
    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    October 1, 2016
Director Biography - Rob Underhill

ROB UNDERHILL is a film and TV director, producer, writer and editor. His films have been in competition at over 200 film festivals worldwide, including ST. LOUIS and SEATTLE (both *Academy Award-qualifying* film festivals), OAXACA (Mexico), SUNSCREEN (Academy-sponsored) and CANNES (France), have received over 100 awards including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and have scored rave reviews from top film critics like Mark Bell of FILM THREAT and Anne Brodie in CRITICIZE THIS! Featured on the National Public Radio shows, THE STATE OF THINGS with Frank Stasio and THE STORY with Dick Gordon, Rob’s work is regularly subject in newspapers, radio, TV-news and more. His work has received endorsements from major public figures such as US UN Ambassador Andrew Young, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and former North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue. Carolina STYLE Magazine recognized Rob as one of 25 "Most Stylish People" influencing positive change in the Carolinas through his films. He is a RAWards Indie Art Award recipient for Best Regional Filmmaker. He was the featured Speaker at the 2015 graduation commencement exercises for the Department of English at North Carolina State University. His work has aired on the ASPiRE network and other national US and European TV outlets. Visit his website at; *like* his Facebook for regular updates at

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