Unearthed - 2017 - 14 minutes

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United States / 2017 / Drama / English / Digital / 1.85 /14:32 minutes / Stereo

Starring Clint Jones (Seneca Nation - wolf clan), Philip Ewing, Regina Jones (Oneida Nation – turtle clan) &
Kaivin Jones (Mohawk Nation – turtle clan)

SUMMARY:  James receives news that will upset the balance of the lives of his elder parents and his young son. Unearthed is a film about reconciling those familial conflicts that lie beneath the surface.

OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2018 Indianer Inuit: Das Nordamerika Filmfestival – Stuttgart, Germany
OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2017 First Nations Film and Video Festival – Chicago, IL

Film Festival

UNEARTHED will have its international premiere at the 7th bi-annual INDIANER INUIT: DAS NORDAMERIKA FILMFESTIVAL on January 19, 2018 in Stuttgart, Germany. Other films screening at the festival include “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World,” “Angry Inuk” and “Fire Song.” Irene Bedard will also appear at the festival.


The festival “is unique in Europe and has built up an outstanding reputation since it started in 2004. INDIANER INUIT NORDAMERIKA FILMFESTIVAL will again present films that provide insight into the present and past of the indigenous peoples in North America, whose filmmakers nowadays take charge of things themselves, operating the cameras, writing scripts and filling the roles. European audiences have had little experience of their viewpoint and it sparks curiosity and questions.” https://tinyurl.com/y7uf9xph

"Unearthed" was an offiicial selection at the 2017 First Nations FIlm and Video Festival in Chicago, Illinois.


First Nations Film and Video Festival is to advocate for and celebrate the works of Native Americans filmmakers and new works and films that break racial stereotypes and promotes awareness of Native American issues. All films screened are written and/or produced and directed by Native American artists from the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and Mexico.  http://www.fnfvf.org/


The Filmmakers

Govind Deecee
Terry Jones

FILMMAKER BIOGRAPHY: Terry Jones and Govind Deeccee met as film students at the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. The have collaborated on many short film projects together including the award-winning “Give and Take” as well “Scarlett”. In 2016, the duo formed TornJersey Media and are currently working on their next short narrative called “Sewn”, which is about two elderly women trying reunite to heal their childhood traumas at an Indian residential boarding school.

Govind Deecee hails from the southern state of Kerala, India. Landscapes and the folktales of his homeland conjured his passions in image making and storytelling. Govind works towards finding ways of expression that strikes a balance between form and content. He currently works as an assistant cameraman in India.

Terry Jones is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and is a member of the wolf clan. Jones has a passion for sharing his Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) history and culture through his film works. He strives to find a balance between entertaining and educating his audiences.

The Cast

Clint Jones as "James". Clint is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and is from the wolf clan. Previously he starred in "Gripped", which is another short film by Govind Deecee and Terry Jones. Clint's co-star in "Gripped" was Kaivin Jones, his son. Kaivin also appears in "Unearthed".

Phil Ewing as "Grandpa". Phil makes his acting debut in "Unearthed" and he lives in central New York State.

Regina Jones as "Grandma". Regina is a member of the Oneida Nation (turtle clan). She makes her acting debut in "Unearthed" and she works for Syracuse University within the Native Student Program, which is part of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Kain Jones as "Billy".  Kaivin is from the Mohawk tribe and his clan is turtle. Kaivin previously acted in "Gripped", a short film by Govind Deecee and Terry Jones. Kaivin's co-starred in both "Gripped" and "Unearthed" with his father, Clint Jones.

Behind the Scenes Video

Production Stills

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