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SYNOPSIS: A widower is struggling with his two teenage daughters. One has developed a phobia of daylight. The other died when she was a baby.
The film has been shot and we're now in post-production (including an original score by BMX Bandits Duglas T Stewart) If you’re interested in taking equity (government refunds available) message us via the contact page and we'll send you detailed investor outline with relevant business/accountant info.
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DREADED LIGHT was written and directed by me and the story, although fictional, is inspired by an encounter my Mum had with a Spiritualist Medium. This complete stranger told her they had a message from spirit, from her eldest daughter Angela (the stranger knew all about Angela despite it being something Mum rarely spoke of). The baby died shortly after being delivered, the year before I was born. According to the Medium, Angela wanted me to know I have a big sister and guardian angel in the spirit world.
A child dying at any time, including during pregnancy, is heartbreaking. I've experienced it and so has my Mum. Please put the encounter she had with the Medium to one side. Never mind what you believe, or don't, about spirit carrying on after physical death. My Mum and I both believe Angela will always be part of our family, not simply a tragic event, but that she is still with us in Spirit. That's just our personal belief. I don't think there is anything wrong with telling people what you believe (The problems come when you start telling others what they should believe and we're not doing that).
I often reflect and take comfort from the idea tha Angela is watching over me. With my Mum's permission I will share with you a fictional story inspired by Angela (and also the encounter Mum had with the Medium). The movie has been shot and is now in post-production, including an original score by the legendary BMX Bandit Duglas T Stewart.
Mark MacNicol (Writer & Direcctor)
The team are confident we can create a feature film that is original and unique. As fans of film, we saw an opportunity to do something we had never seen done before. This is our best effort at delivering something original.
The two areas we believe are unique to this film:
1 – Cinematography: As the youngest daughter has a phobia of daylight, all daytime shots are indoors with shutters/curtains closed. Throughout the film, daylight is constantly trying to break through and is mostly unsuccessful. Daylight will almost become a character itself in the movie, as well as providing atmosphere and mood, and this is why we spent so much time selecting our Director of Photography (Sean McDonald).
2- Authenticity : The team have had 50+ anonymous/blind readings done by Spiritualist/Psychic Mediums to truly get an understanding of the subject matter. As a result of this (and other) extensive research in the field, our aim is to make a film that is authentic in the way it handles the themes of Spirit and Spiritualism.
We’re asking our backers for a contribution which we will invest in cast, crew, production, cameras, lenses, lighting, sound, score, art/design, edit, colour grading and festival submissions.
We have a range of exclusive perks on offer to suit any budget, including official and limited edition merchandise, a digital copy of the movie, behind the scenes footage, your own psychic reading, and the chance to see your name (or the name of a loved one) in the final credits. We want to make your journey with us an experience you will never forget.
The apprehension we have encountered within the Spiritualist community is totally understandable, due to the constant negative portrayals of spirit in film.
I have set out to create a film that portrays spirit in a positive light. I am confident the script we are about to shoot does that. The film is inspired by a very personal story. In summary, I would never intentionally do anything that could be considered disrespectful or insensitive to Spirit or Spiritualism.
Mark MacNicol (Writer & Director)