Award-winning Documentary “Below Surface” to Premiere on Lifetime 11/19

by Charles Briede

Produced last year, “Below Surface” is an award-winning short documentary featuring numerous moving stories about a multicultural and multigenerational Aquafit class that demonstrates how kindness and caring for others, combined with exercise, can be an antidote for grief, stress, and physical illness.   Taking place at the Westport Weston Family YMCA in Connecticut, the heartwarming honesty of the participants is a reminder of the power of supporting one another.

 “Below Surface” won the grand jury and audience choice awards at the 2023 Gasparilla International Film Festival and was a 2023 official selection at the Sarasota Film Festival, American Documentary Film Festival, Palm Beach International Film Festival, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, Sunscreen Film Festival, and Independent Film Festival Boston.