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Press

"SENSITIVE AND MOVING. FEATURING STANDOUT PERFORMANCES BY TARYN MANNING... AND MADISON DAVENPORT... SUPERB PERFORMANCES"
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


"4 STARS. EMOTIONALLY RAW AND UNCOMMONLY OBSERVANT, THIS COMING-OF-AGE DRAMA BALANCES THE PULL OF FAMILY OBLIGATION AGAINST PERSONAL ASPIRATIONS. RARELY HAVE THE DYNAMICS OF A LOVING YET UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIP BEEN EXPLORED WITH AS MUCH TENDERNESS AND INSIGHT AS THEY ARE HERE. BY TURNS ENDEARING, UNSETTLING, AND ULTIMATELY MOVING, A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET IS A TRIUMPH OF EMPATHETIC FILMMAKING. I DIDN’T “GET” THIS FILM SO MUCH AS IT "GOT" ME."
- MATT FAGERHOLM, ROGEREBERT.COM


"MADISON DAVENPORT TURNS IN A VIVIDLY NUANCED PERFORMANCE"
- INDIE-OUTLOOK.COM


"FEATURES A PAIR OF BREAK-OUT PERFORMANCES: MADISON DAVENPORT AND TARYN MANNING. THE HOPE HERE IS THAT MANNING'S PERFORMANCE GETS THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES"
- THOMPSON ON HOLLYWOOD/INDIEWIRE


"THANK GOODNESS FOR MANNING. SHE'S EXCEPTIONAL, AND HER CHEMISTRY WITH DAVENPORT ALWAYS ELEVATES THE MATERIAL."
- TORONTO FILM SCENE


"AN ADORABLE NARRATIVE, AN EXCELLENT SCRIPT, AND EXCELLENT DIRECTION, BUT BY FAR THE STAR OF THE FILM WAS THE INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCES. IF ANYTHING, A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET IS UPLIFTING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING; IT'S SOMETHING ANY FAN OF CINEMA WILL THOROUGHLY ENJOY."
- PROJECT-NERD


"A GENUINELY TERRIFIC AND EARNEST PERFORMANCE FROM 'ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK' REGULAR TARYN MANNING. SHE IS ELECTRIC IN THE ROLE."
- FLICKERING MYTH


"HONEST AND POIGNANT"
- SLATED.COM


"THE FILM IS AN EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER DUE PRIMARILY TO THE EXCELLENT PERFORMANCES FROM MANNING AND DAVENPORT. MANNING'S PERFORMANCE IS INTENSE, HEARTFELT, AND TOUCHING"
- FILMBUTTON.COM


"MANNING'S PERFORMANCE IS CALCULATED, FEARLESS AND MOVING."
- NEXT PROJECTION


"A LIGHT BENEATH THEIR FEET IS A WELL-TOLD COMING-OF-AGE STORY THAT ISN'T AFRAID TO EXPLORE THE DARKER SIDE OF TEENAGE ANGST."
- WAY TOO INDIE


"A CHARMING FILM WITH SO MUCH HEART. THE PERFORMANCES OF BOTH TARYN MANNING AND MADISON DAVENPORT ARE SO STRONG... HEARTFELT AND EMOTIONAL... THIS BEAUTY OF A FILM."
- FERNTV.CA


"VALERIE WEISS'S DIRECTORIAL SKILL IS REMARKABLE... THE AMAZING PERFORMANCES OF TARYN MANNING AND MADISON DAVENPORT"
- BIO ETHICS SCREEN REFLECTIONS


"THIS IS A FILM DEFINITELY WORTH WATCHING."
- FR. DENNIS AT THE MOVIES


Synopsis

As a young mother with bipolar disorder struggles with the looming departure of her daughter (the one force of stability in her life), a daughter struggles 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.

Cast & Crew

Written by: Moira McMahon

Directed by: Valerie Weiss

Produced by: Jeffrey Loeb, Robert Johnson

Starring: Madison Davenport (Nominated for Young Artist Award, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Sisters, "Shameless", Noah, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl ), Maddie Hasson (Two time Teen Choice Award nominee, "Twisted", I Saw the Light), Kurt Fuller (Midnight in Paris, The Pursuit of Happyness, "Psych"), Carter Jenkins, Kali Hawk, Brian King, Evan Paglieri with Nora Dunn and Taryn Manning(Two time SAG Award Winner, co-star of "Orange is the New Black", Hustle and Flow, 8 Mile)


Madison Davenport
Kurt Fuller
Maddie Hasson
Kali Hawk
Nora Dunn

Poster Art and Stills

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