Frankenstein's Light

When a distraught girl discovers Frankenstein's Monster has escaped from the movies, she has to save him or risk losing her grandfather.

  • Saad Nawab
    Director
    A Promise
  • John Jay Boda
    Writer
  • Erica Chan
    Producer
  • Brynn Elders
    Key Cast
  • Miles G. Jackson
    Key Cast
  • Paul Tackett
    Cinematographer
  • Eric Sarrantonio
    Editor
  • Yingxiang Huang
    Production Designer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Drama, Childrens
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 25, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts MFA 2015 Thesis Screening
    Tallahassee, Florida
    United States
    August 8, 2015
    Premiere
  • DGA Student Film Awards
    New York, New York
    United States
    December 10, 2015
    Best Student Film - East Region Winner Asian American Category
  • Cinéphile International Film Festival
    New Delhi
    India
    November 6, 2015
    Indian Premiere
    Best Student Fiction Film
  • Rhode Island Comic-Con Film Festival
    Providence, Rhode Island
    United States
    November 8, 2015
  • Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival
    Los Angeles, California
    December 12, 2015
  • Coastal Georgia Film Alliance FilmFest
    St. Mary's, Georgia
    United States
    February 5, 2016
  • Providence Children’s Film Festival
    Providence, Rhode Island
    February 15, 2016
  • Palm Beach International Film Festival Student Showcase
    Palm Springs, Florida
    United States
    April 13, 2016
    1st Place - College Short
  • Children's International Film Festival
    Dubai
    United Arab Emirates
    April 29, 2016
  • Indiana Comic-Con Film Festival
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    United States
    April 29, 2016
    Best Narrative Film
  • Phoenix Comic Con Film Festival
    Phoenix, Arizona
    United States
    June 2, 2016
  • FilmQuest
    Sandy, Utah
    United States
    June 25, 2016
  • Tampa Bay Comic-Con Film Festival
    Tampa, Florida
    United States
    August 5, 2016
  • Gen Con Indy Film Festival
    Indianapolis
    United States
    August 6, 2016
    Best Fan Film
  • San Francisco Comic-Con Film Festival
    San Francisco, California
    United States
    September 2, 2016
  • Fargo Fantastic Film Festival
    Fargo, North Dakota
    United States
    October 1, 2016
  • Hyperdrive Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival
    Hailsham, East Sussex
    United Kingdom
    October 15, 2016
    United Kingdom Premiere
  • CINE Golden Eagle
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    September 8, 2016
    Student Narrative - Finalist
  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    Laughlin, Nevada
    United States
    October 16, 2016
    Best University Film
  • Orlando Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida
    United States
    October 23, 2016
  • Lone Star Film Festival
    Fort Worth, Texas
    United States
    November 10, 2016
    Texas Premiere
  • Bogota Short Film Festival
    Bogota
    Colombia
    December 7, 2016
  • Flagler Film Festival
    Flagler Beach, Florida
    United States
    January 14, 2017
Director Biography - Saad Nawab

Mohammad Saad Nawab’s father was an artist whose paintbrush never saw its masterpiece. Having chosen financial stability over artistic expression, his father still doodles everyday on a piece of paper in regret.

With a decision to build on his father’s unrealized legacy and never wanting to grow up, Saad decided to be a teller of stories that harbor the themes of innocence, death and religion. His journey to be a storyteller of significance led him from the conservative landscape of the Middle East to a strict boarding school in the mountains of Western India to the prestigious hallways of the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda where he graduated with an honors degree in English. He ended up in Bombay somehow and came under the tutelage of some of India’s most respected filmmakers who taught him the ways of visual storytelling. One fine late night, while braving a precarious street, he chanced upon an unattended portal to the College of Motion Picture Arts at Florida State University. Stepping through it, he discovered the madness and rewards of film school and decided to stay. Two years and an MFA in Film Production later, Saad believes he is wise enough to view the world in a different spectrum. Now, he embarks on another journey in search of a mythical book of untold stories that might be the key to changing the course of his undefined future.

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