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Los Angeles, CA (April 12, 2016) - monterey media is proud to announce the acquisition of all U.S. and Canada rights & media, excluding theatrical and festivals, to Valerie Weiss‘s "A Light Beneath Their Feet" starring Taryn Manning - Two time SAG Award Winner ("Orange is the New Black", Hustle and Flow, 8 Mile), Madison Davenport ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series", Sisters, "Shameless", Noah, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl), Kurt Fuller (Midnight in Paris, The Pursuit of Happyness, "Psych") and Maddie Hasson ("Twisted", I Saw the Light).

The deal was negotiated by Producer Jeffrey Loeb with monterey media’s Scott Mansfield. "A Light Beneath Their Feet" has garnered acclaim and multiple awards at film festivals, among them the audience award at the Mill Valley Film Festival and awards at Whistler, San Luis Obispo, Tallgrass and Vail along with being selected at the Chicago International Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival and upcoming Newport Beach Film Festival. Following its theatrical, monterey media is planning the initial Digital & DVD release for late July.

"I had the good fortune of being on the Jury at the Tallgrass Film Festival where we selected the film for the top award, and I was so sincerely moved by Taryn and Madison’s wonderful layered performances and how Valerie so deftly captivated us by making the film both poignant and uplifting," commented Scott Mansfield, Managing Partner monterey media.

About "A Light Beneath Their Feet"
A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET stars 2015 SAG Award-winning actress Taryn Manning as a young mother with bipolar disorder struggling with the looming departure of her daughter, the one force of stability in her life. Madison Davenport gives a breakout performance as a daughter struggling with the decision whether to stay local for college where she can remain the stable rock in her mother's life, or to detach and go to her dream college across country. Kurt Fuller, Nora Dunn, Kali Hawk, Maddie Hasson, and Carter Jenkins give standout supporting performances.

About monterey media Inc.
monterey media is celebrating over 30 years as an exclusive distributor of quality independent films.

It is a privately owned entertainment industry company specializing in uniquely curated distribution and marketing for independent films. monterey media films have been nominated or won the Independent Spirit Award, Golden Globe Award, and NAACP Image Award, and includes film premieres at Sundance, TIFF, SXSW, and the Tribeca Film Festivals, as well as being included on (the late) Roger Ebert’s 10 Best Independent Films list.

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