Private Project

Where the Light Cannot Reach

A woman wakes up alone in an unfamiliar house. Disoriented and drenched in water, she finds herself gripping a steering wheel. Flashes of incoherent memories flood her mind as she tries to piece together how she got here. Beginning to acclimate to her surroundings, she finds that she cannot escape her dream-state of consciousness. Through the windows, a black void is pierced by a beam of light. She has a growing sense that this beacon's overwhelming presence is searching for her in the darkness.

  • Ryan Williams-Abrams
  • Peter Berle
  • Matthew Morgan
  • Sabina Lueras
    Key Cast
  • Taylor Teusch
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Speculative
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ithaca College
Director Biography - Ryan Williams-Abrams

As a lifelong filmmaker, driven by my love for sharing my stories with the world, I am always seeking new opportunities to learn and grow as a leader on film sets and in my community. My most recent projects include work as a Director, Director of Photography, Assistant Camera, Editor, and Producer for student films at Ithaca College. Some titles include "Anachronism," "Where the Light Cannot Reach," "Spin Cycle," and "The Come Up." In the past, I have created video commercials for national companies and franchises, including Feeders Pet Supply and KickHouse. Outside of film, I have worked as a director of a state-wide political organization, RiseUp Maryland, which stems from my passion for civic justice, equality, and standing up for the underrepresented.

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