The Dark Night of the Soul

Josephine is a young woman who sees the vividness of life through the lens of her camera. Darkness covers her sight and her soul feels betrayed. Olivia, her childhood best friend searches for hope before it's to late.

  • Tamara Guthrie-Muro
    Silencing Mabel
  • Tamara Arden Guthrie-Muro
    Silencing Mabel
  • Paul Weaver
  • Tamara Guthrie-Muro
  • Amelie Barrero
    Key Cast
  • Mary Carlin
    Key Cast
  • Jeremiah Fry
    Key Cast
  • Simon Rucker
    Key Cast
    "Julian "
  • Garret O'Brien
    Key Cast
  • Michael Emil Scioli
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    12 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 31, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Tamara Guthrie-Muro

I started my film making journey as a Local 706 Hair Stylist. I was fortunate enough to work on the Oscar winning movie DANCES WITH WOLVES. My latest work on a film besides THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL is on Kevin Costner's epic American Saga HORIZON 1. I did the BTS (filming the behind the scenes by operating the camera) I've worked on many films like JFK, and others as well.
I married J. Michael Muro Cinematographer in 1990 and moved into the camera department around 1994.
We adopted 3 Korean children and homeschooled them on the road while working on films. It was an adventure to say the least and they are all grown up now.
I have been writing, directing, shooting, and editing my own short films and music videos for 30 years. At the moment I'm loving using a drone for dolly shots and crane shots.
Natural lighting, nature, outdoors, water and the dramatic skies are key elements in my storytelling.

Agent- David Gersh 310-274-6611

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Director Statement

The dark night of the soul traces back to the book/poem by St. John Of The Cross. This is a state where one feels hopelessness, meaninglessness, spiritual dryness, all alone and even betrayed. This is tragically the case with many people not just in the US but all over the world. I'm telling this story to show people you are not alone. Others are struggling like you. There is hope. Knowing you are not alone can be a comfort. Transformation and rebirth happens as we pass through our journey of dark times. It's only a season of time. It's a season of growth. There is hope. "The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light ."St. John of the Cross"