Darkness

After losing her hearing, Lucy struggles to figure out how music fits into her silent life.

  • Austin Segal
    Director
  • Beth Polito
    Assistant Director
  • Austin Segal
    Writer
  • Beth Polito
    Writer
  • Beth Polito
    Key Cast
    “Lucy”
  • Austin Segal
    Key Cast
    “Therapist”
  • Lauren Polito
    Key Cast
    “Hearing Girl”
  • Austin Segal
    Cinematographer
  • Beth Polito
    Composer
  • Lauren Polito
    Composer
  • Austin Segal
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 31, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    American Sign Language, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Princeton University Film Festival
    Princeton, New Jersey
    United States
    November 11, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Teen Arts Festival
    Branchberg, NJ
    United States
    May 16, 2018
  • Big Dreams Youth Film Festival
    Westfield, NJ
    United States
    May 19, 2018
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • YouTube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Austin Segal

Austin Segal has been making films since he was grabbing the home video camera from his mom at just three years old. Since then, he has worked to improve his filmmaking abilities by attending NJ Film School for seven years, making short films on his own, and writing on his filmmaking blog, segalcinematics.com. His portfolio includes countless dramas, a few comedies, some promotional videos, a PSA, and a documentary. He was the cinematographer for the award-winning short film “Two of These Things,” and he was a co-director, cinematographer, and editor of the award-winning suicide-prevention PSA “You Deserve a Brighter Tomorrow.” He and his friends co-directed “Bulletproof,” an award-winning gun control documentary filmed at the march in Washington D.C. Recently, he wrote and directed “The Phone Rang,” a one-shot film about a teen who blames himself for his friend’s suicide, and “Markers,” about a girl who is outed as lesbian at school and decides to redefine her own labels.

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