First Light

A woman, happily in love with her boyfriend of two years, finds herself questioning life choices when an old high school love suddenly appears. The appearance sets in motion a series of events that puts on strain on her relationships, leading to dire consequences for all involved.

  • Alex Kerai
    Director
  • Alex Kerai
    Writer
  • Alex Kerai
    Producer
  • Dianna Paige
    Key Cast
  • Luis Figueroa
    Key Cast
  • Aaron Donahue
    Key Cast
  • Gail A. Quintos
    Co-Producers
  • Jacqueline Fisher
    Co-Producers
  • Alex Kerai
    Cinematographer
  • Alex Kerai
    Composer
  • Alex Kerai
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Psychological Thriller, Drama, Romance, Psychological Drama
  • Runtime:
    28 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    110 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Alex Kerai

ALEX KERAI (writer, director, producer, cinematographer, editor, composer) donned many hats for this production and has shepherded it to completion throughout a two and a half year production process. He served as the lead producer, through his company Backyard Productions, which is handling distribution, and collaborated with the Hobart & William Smith Phoenix Players to co-produce and finance the film. Lamppost Pictures served as the artistic consultant and worked closely with Kerai when he served as writer and director. Kerai began writing the script in the Fall of 2014 and was not completed until the Fall of 2016, at which the point the film was in production with Kerai directing and producing. On the film, Kerai also served as the cinematographer, a camera operator and lighting technician, the film editor, the sound mixer and editor, the visual effects director, and composed the original musical score. His production work and skills are immense and on display in First Light.
In addition to film, Kerai is an award-winning playwright and theatrical lighting designer, as well as a short story writer, academic essayist, journalist, composer, peer tutor, and varsity sailor. He has worked primarily in New York and Massachusetts doing a variety of commercial, professional, and student projects.
Currently, he serves as the co-President of the Phoenix Players in Geneva, New York, and as the Editor of the Herald newspaper.

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