20 Ft Below: The Darkness Descending

Synopsis: Below the streets of New York is a dark and dangerous world hidden in the shadows of abandoned subway tunnels and miles of forgotten infrastructure. When a young documentary filmmaker goes into these tunnels to uncover the unseen stories of the people living below our feet, she finds out that there is more to be afraid of than the dark. A mysterious figure, living beyond the reach of the law, has declared war on the outside world that threatens to tear apart the fragile underground society living in the tunnels and maybe even the city above it.
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Marc Clebanoff
Production: Odyssey Motion Pictures
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
91 min


What the hell is going on?

What are you thinking about?

Where am I?

Answer me!

Answer. Answer.

Answer me.

What are you thinking about?

Are you thinking about

that big, beautiful

office of yours...

where you traded so many lives?

Are you thinking about

the next big deal?

Moving all those numbers from

column A to column B?

The next big meeting... is that

what you're thinking about?

Answer me.

What are you thinking about?

You want some money? Huh?

That it?

That what you want? Because if that's

what you want, I got it, all right?

That's not a problem, we

can work that out.

I can get you... as

much as you want.

Money? Your answer

to everything?

Your money has no power here.

Look, you don't want to do

this, all right?

You are making a huge mistake.

We can figure this out,

all right?

We could talk.

No, we can't.

Then what do you want from me?

Just tell me what you want!

Ssh, ssh, ssh.

You're missing it.

What are you thinking

about right now?

When you know you're

going to die.

Does she have her wings?

Yes, yes, I'll meet you

at the theater.

Yes, I'm going to make it,

okay? I promise. I promise.

Please... I have a family.

Yes, there is your family.

The family that you sacrifice

on the alter of money.

Wouldn't you do anything right now

to see them, to kiss your daughter?

To hold her hand and watch her

drift off to sleep?

Yeah... I'd do anything.

Do they know you love them?

Did you tell them?

Maya, listen, the train's

coming, I gotta go.

Can you hear me? Can

you hear me?

Well, if you can hear me,

I love you.

Do you feel it? Do you?

The love, the appreciation?

This is the

appreciation for life.

You can only feel it when

you face death.

That's my gift to you.

All I can say... is please.


You're letting me go?

I'm letting you fight.

Oh, my God.

Oh, my God, oh, my God, oh,

my God.

I am God.

Everyone has a story, and this

city is full of stories.

But the best ones aren't

out in the open.

They're hidden deep.

You know there's beauty everywhere.

That's what I think.

I mean, sometimes you have

to look for it.

All right, sometimes you have

to look pretty damn hard...

but it's always there.

Have a nice day.

We look past people so often,

turn our heads.

So, what happens if we stop,

just for a second?

You take the left tunnel to the

right to the left tunnel.

The Old East Station, the

Old East Station...

that's... don't forget the

Old East Station.

Isn't it dangerous?

You can't have freedom

without a little danger.

You can't have art without

a lot of freedom.

Yeah, it can get pretty

rough sometimes.

Things that people do to

each other, my god.

It's... it's insane.

They're gonna burn you,

they gonna burn you.

Sure, if...

We have desolate tunnels...

but it's mostly just crazies...

who pass out and end

up track pizza.

There's no bogey man.

Those tattoos are amazing. Do

they mean something?

They mean everything.

You would show me around?

I'll show you around, yeah,

I'll show you...

I'll show you everywhere.

Wherever you want to go, you know,

it's real easy to get lost down here.

I mean, you do what you can,


I do whatever I can to help.

I gotta find a line, you know?

You find some... some

balance maybe, right?


We got a problem.

It's not my problem,

not anymore.

It's everyone's problem.

He put up a hell of a fight.

It's Jason Wells.

Yes, the Jason Wells.

Oh, sh*t.


What the hell was Jason Wells

doing in the tunnels?

He wasn't.

They snatched him from the

platform, at rush hour.

He had the mark.


You tell me.

We're doing a sweep. That's not

gonna do anything.

You're just gonna lock up the same

old squatters from the shallows.

They're not doing this.

You're not gonna go deep enough.

They're people.

Not the ones who did this.

We could use your help.

Nobody knows those tunnels like you do.

You've gone deeper than anybody.

You could help us, help us

to get this right.

Let's get these guys.

Come on, man.

Get back in the game.

How long has it been now?

What's it been?

Huh? Has it been a year?

You wouldn't want Christine...

I gotta do things that I

might not want to do, a lot of times.

I don't want to do 'em, but I

have to... things that...

Things that you would never ever in a

million years, ever consider doing, right?

But there's a lot of

trash down there.

Sometimes you gotta clean it up.

You gotta clean up that trash.

The hole in the bottom of the

sea, there's a handle...

They said I could sing it as

fast as nobody could sing it.


Well, it's very difficult to get a place

to live or a job or anything like that...

when you're suspected or

accused of anything.

You know, dock people look at

you a certain way...

and they treat you

how they wanna...

Don't matter if you did anything or not,

it doesn't matter.

That's why I come down here, I

got my place set up.

The room is like super cheap...

and it's warm in the winter,

it's cool in the summer.

I don't know, I got lots of

friends down here.

People like the

Skeeter down here.

What about drugs?

You got some drugs?

I'm just kidding, I don't do drugs anymore.

I used to be really into that stuff.

I used to be really big on the crack.

But it don't do me anymore.

It's like you get up in the morning,

or whatever time of day it is.

You're casing a hit, you're

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