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Hidden Daylight

In this award-winning thriller, we follow a distraught businessman after his wife is abducted by the sadistic Hacksaw Killer. In desperation, the businessman turns to a blind psychic who can see through the killer's eyes. As their strange meeting unfolds, the psychic envisions the night of the kidnapping and provides vital clues to help the businessman solve the mystery... but the answers he seeks may come at a deadly price. Taut, compelling, and full of Hitchcockian suspense, HIDDEN DAYLIGHT takes us on a harrowing journey into the darkest depths of the mind of a madman.

  • Adrienne Lovette
    When I'm With You, Blind Date, Hidden Daylight, Sunlight Jr., Gotham, Mr. Robot, Master of None
  • John Rice
    When I'm With You, Blood Feuds, Subways, Insocial, Daddy's Boy
  • John Rice
    When I'm With You, Blood Feuds, Subways, Insocial, Daddy's Boy
  • Elod Zoltan Filyo
    When I'm With You, Insocial, Hidden Daylight
  • John Rice
    Key Cast
    When I'm With You, Blood Feuds, Subways, Insocial, Daddy's Boy
  • David Rey
    Key Cast
    The Global Village Project, Adultish, Box of Crayons, Death: A Love Story
  • Ella Jane New
    Key Cast
    The Global Village Project, When I'm With You, Blind Date, The Winning Season, Boardwalk Empire
  • Rica De Ocampo
    Key Cast
    When I'm With You, What Happened Last Night, Wild Men, Insocial
  • Adrienne Lovette
    Key Cast
    When I'm With You, Blind Date, Hidden Daylight, Sunlight Jr., Gotham, Mr. Robot, Master of None
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Horror
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • FEARnyc
    New York, NY
    United States
    October 2016
    New York Premiere
    Director Adrienne Lovette named "2016 Women in Horror Honoree"
  • Queen City Film Festival
    Cumberland, MD
    United States
    October 8, 2016
  • Freak Show Horror Film Festival
    Orlando, FL
    United States
    October 23, 2016
    Winner, Best Short Film
  • Big Apple Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    November 2, 2016
  • Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival
    November 14, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Motor City Nightmares Film Festival
    Novi, MI
    United States
    April 28, 2017
    Finalist, Best Thriller Short
  • HorrorHound Weekend Film Festival
    Cincinnati, OH
    United States
    March 18, 2017
  • Phoenix Comicon
    Phoenix, AZ
    United States
    May 28, 2017
    Winner, Best Horror Film
  • Dances With Films
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    June 3, 2017
    West Coast Premiere
Director Biography - Adrienne Lovette

Adrienne Lovette is an award-winning New York-based director, actor, and writer. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and grew up in Orlando, Florida. ​ She is the founder of The Garage Productions, which focuses on diversity in front and behind the camera as well as the underrepresented. The Garage Productions has created several award-winning films and web series, all of which showcase diversity, the LGBT community, and differently-abled people.

Most recently, Adrienne has been named “Women Directing Mentorship Semifinalist” through Series Fest sponsored by Shonda Rhimes company Shondaland! Adrienne wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning feature film drama WHEN I'M WITH YOU, which premiered at Cinequest, won “Best Feature Film” at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival, and is now on Amazon Prime. Adrienne directed the award-winning short thriller film HIDDEN DAYLIGHT, which won "Best Film" at Phoenix Comicon, "Best Short Film" at Freak Show Horror Film Festival, and earned her the title of "Women in Horror Honoree" at FEARnyc. Hidden Daylight is currently on DirecTV and Amazon Prime. She also directed, co-wrote, and starred in a short romantic comedy called BLIND DATE, which was nominated for "Best Screenplay" and "Best Short Film" at the New Classic Cinema Film Festival, and nominated for "Best Short Film" at the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Festival. BLIND DATE is now on DirecTV.

As an actor, Adrienne has played opposite Naomi Watts, Aziz Ansari, Joaquin Phoenix, Sam Rockwell, and Michelle Williams just to name a few. Adrienne’s favorite TV roles include BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC), RAY DONOVAN (Showtime), FOSSE/VERDON (FX), THE DEUCE (HBO), THE SINNER (USA), MASTER OF NONE (NETFLIX), MR. ROBOT (USA), and GOTHAM (FOX). She is also known for her roles in SUNLIGHT JR. (Tribeca Film Festival 2013) playing opposite Naomi Watts, and the lead role in the award-winning short film THICK HEART (Montclair Film Festival) where she won Best Actress at the Top Shorts Film Festival.

She also directed an award-winning female-driven comedic web series called YOU’RE THE PEST, which can be seen on YouTube, won "Best Web Series" at Glowfest and is currently screening at festivals. She co-directed the award-winning Latinx coming-of-age short drama called THIS BOYS VIDA which is being adapted as a web series, won “Best Trailer” at “HollyWeb Festival” and is currently screening festivals. She co-wrote, produced, and starred in an Instagram web series called #INSOCIAL. Adrienne has just returned from Pittsburgh where she directed the horror/thriller THE DARK ROOM, and is currently working on her coming-of-age feature drama with sci-fi/fantasy elements called SEARCHING FOR L.G. WALTERS. For more information, visit her on IMDB,,, and

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Director Statement

I approached HIDDEN DAYLIGHT with a sense of realism. Instead of directing the piece like a thriller, I directed it like a drama. The script made it easy to do so.

The cinematographer and I set the mood by using lots of specific lighting for each location instead of depending on color correction. We agreed on a majority of medium and wide shots to create a tone of uneasiness, as if there was no place to hide regardless of the space we were in.

It was important to me to cast with diversity in mind, and I love the mix of Latin, Filipino, British, and American actors. This inclusion stays true to the philosophy of both production companies behind the short.

I believe that a good director not only sticks with their own vision, but also remains open to fresh ideas from the cinematographer, writer, producer, and even the actors to create a strong film. I had the pleasure of working with an exceptionally talented cast and crew with strong creative vision. I respect each and every one of them and took their suggestions to heart to create a well-rounded, engaging film.

-Adrienne Lovette, Director