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Stanley kidnaps his criminal ex-partner's wife, not only for money, but also to frame his ex-partner for her murder.

  • Eric Nelson
  • Addison Foskey
  • Eric Nelson
  • Addison Foskey
  • Eric Nelson
  • Alyssa Beth
    Key Cast
  • Addison Foskey
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 29, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson was both on October 30, 1971 in Anniston, Alabama to Brian and Carole Nelson. The second of three children. Eric's older brother, Ryan, passed away before Eric was born. Eric has a younger sister, Jennifer, and was raised in a military family until his parents divorced at the age of seven. At the age of ten, Eric, his sister, and his mother, settled down in Farwell Texas, where Eric completed his middle and high school education. After graduating from high school, Eric studied mechanical engineering briefly at the University of Texas at Austin, then joined the United States Navy just before, and served during, the first Gulf War as a member of the Naval Nuclear Powers Program. After serving in the military, Eric entered into mechanical repair field, eventually to become a service manager at a local automotive dealership. Eric currently lives in Melrose, New Mexico with his wife, Ann Marie of 16 years. Throughout his whole life, Eric has always had a passion to express himself creatively. Whether it be through music, art, or writing. Always seeking an outlet, Eric started to learn about film making. He quickly became fascinated by, and desires to learn, as much as he can about the film making process. This includes everything from writing stories to completing post production, and almost everything in between. Being an aspiring film maker allows Eric to express his creativity in so many different ways, giving him great satisfaction on so many levels.

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Director Statement

My intention with Light was to tell an engaging and entertaining story. Light is a suspenseful drama that engages the audience by creating a strong feeling of anticipation of what may happen next. The story was meant to have a clear protagonist and antagonist in Dana and Stanley, respectively. The character, Dana Michaels, is a victim in the truest sense. She is thrown into a set of circumstances that she did not create and must find a way to survive by any means necessary. Stanley Baxter, who has suffered in a way that may make the audience sympathetic, is such a selfish and ruthless person, he could only could be considered a villain. The primary conflict of the film is simple and straight forward; Will Dana survive? The secondary conflict, of course being more subtle is; If Dana does survive, how can she return to her normal life? Both conflicts resolve to the viewers satisfaction.

While shooting and in post coloring, I tried to use strong contrast of light and dark to not only help create a more cinematic feel to the film, but to also add to the actors' performances by accentuating their specific looks during the film. The use of strong light against Alyssa Metzger's naturally pale skin tone and eye color helped to emphasize her character's suffering throughout most of the film. While, using more darker tones and strong contrast on Addison Foskey's rugged features, help make him more menacing.

The score throughout most of the film is used as a device to create and or build tension throughout the film all the way up the climax. Once the climax is over, the score changes abruptly to a softer tone and then builds throughout the denouement to invoke a emotional response as the end credits begin to roll.

In conclusion, while the film was made on a shoestring budget, using low end equipment, on an incredibly short shooting schedule, I believe that we managed to create a film that is both interesting and enjoyable to the audience. This being my directorial debut, I am glad I had this opportunity. The amount of knowledge I gained while doing this project is invaluable.