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Light Struck

The daughter of a faded telenovela star struggles to nurse her mother after an accident blinds the once glamorous actress.

  • Mark Partridge
    Transcriber (2015)
  • Mark Partridge
    Transcriber (2015)
  • Mark Right
    Transcriber (2015)
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Psychological thriller, horror, Sci fi
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    29,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, AMIRA
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Philadelphia
    United States
    Temple University Fellowship Completion Grant
Director Biography - Mark Partridge

Mark Partridge is an award winning indepndent filmmaker, sound designer and educator. HIs work has screened internationally. Light Struck was made by his production company, Mark Right Media, LLC.

Mark is passionate about telling stories through compelling visuals and immersive sound design. He has an MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University and currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.

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Director Statement

I was born in Puerto Rico to astonished parents – I had blue eyes, white hair and skin so fair it was almost translucent. The sun scorched me, so I spent most of my early childhood indoors playing on cold tile floors. My great grandmother and her telenovelas kept me company. Titles like De Que Color es el Amor and Los Ricos También Lloran monopolized my screen time from an early age.

Eventually we moved to a more forgiving climate and I became accustomed to a different kind of life. “You don’t look Puerto Rican” became the standard response whenever the issue of my heritage came up, and I often found myself in a position of having to defend my roots. Light Struck draws inspiration from these experiences of cross-cultural alienation as well my own struggle with photosensitivity and uses them to sow the seeds of Luz and Palma’s relationship. Combined with a historical awareness of the US military presence in Puerto Rico, a rich tapestry begins to emerge.