Sub Rosa

An engineer
pushes her team of miners
to dig a massive tunnel.

They’ve been underground
for 21 years.

Time is running out.


Directed, Written, Shot, & Edited by
Spencer Devlin Howard

Presented by
The West

Produced by
Sam Hunter

Sigute Miller

Claire Kaplan

Stephen Hastings

Shannon Stockwell

Original Score by
The Heat Brothers

Creative Consultant
Devin O’Neill

Assistant Directors
Alexandra Freeman & Nathan Turner

Sub Rosa is about breaking through.

An original short film written and directed by Spencer Devlin Howard and produced by The West, Sub Rosa is set deep underground in the last few days of a decades-long dig.

Clay, the steely and ambitious chief engineer, pushes her team to the limit in pursuit of her legacy.