The Darkness Before Me

What lurks in the darkness - hides plainly in the light.

Tony, a grown man, suffers an inexplicable fear of the dark. Seeking help, he finds himself on the couch of a less than perceptive psychoanalyst. What's really haunting Tony? Does he know? Can the doctor find it? Will the doctor find it? To understand what takes place when the lights go out, one must pay close attention while they're still on.

  • Joseph DiFrancesco
    Writer
    The Mourning After, Pulling Focus, SLIT
  • Rachael Quinn
    Director
    Disconnect, Yaya, Hats
  • Eliza Kelley
    Producer
    House of Cards
  • Adoni Maropis
    Producer
    24
  • Adoni Maropis
    Key Cast
    "Tony"
    24, Hidalgo, Troy
  • Eliza Kelley
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Jennings"
    House of Cards, Legends & Lies
  • Raidan Schneider
    Key Cast
    "Young Tony"
  • Gabriela Kostadinova
    Key Cast
    "Tony’s Mother"
    First Lady, Evil Stepmothers
  • Mike Baez
    Key Cast
    "Tony’s Father"
    It Wants Blood
  • Abigail Reed
    Key Cast
    "Alarmed Woman"
    The Education of a Negro, Actor, Will Work for Food
  • Laura DiFrancesco
    Art Department
    The Mourning After
  • Abigail Reed
    AD
    The Education of a Negro, Actor, Will Work for Food
  • Steven Schulgach
    DP
    First Lady, The Lonesome Trail, Revan
  • Shannon Lanier
    Editor
    November Lies, Silence
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Indie Short Fest
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 4, 2020
    Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
    Sherman Oaks, CA
    United States
    December 19, 2020
    Official Selection
  • The Northern Virginia International Film Festival
    Alexandria, VA
    United States
    April 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    May 10, 2021
    Official Selection
  • International New York Film Festival
    New York, NY
    United States
    June 25, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Reading Film Fest
    Reading, PA
    United States
    September 30, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Delco Film Fest
    Wallingford, PA
    United States
    October 8, 2021
    Award Winner - People's Choice Award
  • Frostbite International Indie Fest
    Colorado Springs, CO
    United States
    November 2, 2020
    Finalist
  • Action on Film MegaFest 2022
    Las Vegas, NV
    United States
    July 26, 2021
    Finalist
  • The Magic of Horror
    Richmond, VA
    United States
    November 13, 2021
    Award Winner
  • Short Film Slam - MadLab Post
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    December 25, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Rachael Quinn

Rachael Quinn is an actor, director, and writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, now living in Los Angeles. Rachael has also worked as a producer, cinematographer, photographer, editor, and casting director.

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