Underneath It All

A young man named Jason has to confront a past action that affected his best-friend Preston in a therapy session.

  • Juan Andres Davalos
  • Juan Andres Davalos
  • Tyler Moncure Chapman
  • Andres Carbonell
    Key Cast
  • Belinda Marshall
    Key Cast
  • Harrison Dean
    Key Cast
  • Anna Butcher
    Assistant Director
  • Yvonne Yang
    Director of Photography
  • Grace Maddox
  • Piper Peña Hadley
    Sound Mixer
  • Jaisan Avery
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  • Genres:
    Drama, Coming-of-age
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 24, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    1,900 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Southern Methodist University
Director Biography - Juan Andres Davalos

Juan Andres Davalos is Mexican-American filmmaker from and based in Dallas, Texas. He recently directed his short film directorial debut for Southern Methodist University. Currently, striving for his degree in film, he's trying to explore the micro issues of life in a larger scale. Juan was never involved in an arts background throughout middle school or high school; however, his deep love for filmmaking fuels his will to become an established film director.

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Director Statement

I am a 20-year-old Latino filmmaker exploring topics of inner turmoil that get brushed aside for more macro issues. Growing up, I rarely had a chance to explore art as a viable option for study or hobby. My family was more focused on keeping our middle-class standing; however, time and time again, micro issues that affect the poor and middle class reveal themselves—every time being shrugged off for more popular matters. Witnessing this behavior periodically made me want to explore such topics that affect as much as addiction and PTSD in my future art. Now that I am in university studying my art form, I would like to present "Underneath It All," my first endeavor in exploring the issues that affect us in the 90%.