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Beneath Her Sorrows


Ever wondered how the results of death can affect those closest to you? How easy it is to cover up your most traumatic hidden sorrows? Witness Elena come home only to find her husband dead as she endures an alternate reality of what really happened to him.

Our Review

This is an emotional short film that is well shot and directed. We really loved the acting and the shots. The background score also was very good. The emotions and very well portrayed by the lead actor and the sudden appearances of the husband also creates a good effect.

Director Biography - Juan Manuel Villegas

Juan Manuel Villegas is a 20 year old filmmaker, residing in San Bernardino California. Growing up, Juan was always fascinated by the cinematic arts and had hopes and aspirations of becoming an actor and future film director. After graduating high school, he became a full time student at SBVC where he ultimately joined the film program. After writing and directing “Beneath Her Sorrows” and pursuing his directorial debut, Juan’s courage and ambition to keep creating stories has only motivated and strengthen him to keep building his temple of work as a director in hopes of one day being able to bring more Latino representation to Hollywood and inspire others to strive and reach for their goals.


  • Juan Manuel Villegas Director

  • Juan Manuel Villegas Writer

  • Lucas Cuny Producer

  • Priscilla Badillo Key Cast "Elena"

  • Kevin Lyons Key Cast "The Therapist"

  • Miguel Alvarez Key Cast "Julio"

  • Juan Manuel Villegas Editor


  • Project Type: Student, Short

  • Genres: Thriller, Drama, Suspense

  • Runtime: 16 minutes 45 seconds

  • Completion Date: November 16, 2022

  • Production Budget: 0 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: Yes - San Bernardino Valley College

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