Darkness Falls

Melissa suffers from amnesia. When she slowly regains her memory, the world isn't what it supposed to be. Darkness Falls is the winner of best Sci-Fi Picture award at OutlantaCon Short Film Festival 2016 and nominated for best Sci-Fi picture at SCI-ON! Film Festival 2016. Darkness Falls is also the winner of Best Cinematography at Roswell Film Festival 2016.

  • Jarno Vinsencius
    Director
    Evil Rising
  • Jarno Vinsencius
    Writer
    Evil Rising
  • Jarno Vinsencius
    Producer
    Evil Rising
  • Demis Tzivis
    Key Cast
    Evil Rising
  • Joanna Häggblom
    Key Cast
    Silent Fall
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Mörkret Faller
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 49 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Film Language:
    Swedish
  • Shooting Format:
    Red One MX
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.39.1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Pixel Skånes Film Festival
    Ystad, Sweden
    April 23, 2016
    European Premiere
  • Phoenix Comicon Film Festival
    Phoenix, Arizona
    June 5, 2016
  • Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival
    Hong Kong, China
    March 22, 2016
    North East Asian Premiere
  • OutlantaCon Short Film Festival ****WINNER BEST SCI-FI PICTURE****
    Antlanta
    United States
    May 14, 2016
    North American Premiere
    BEST SCI-FI PICTURE
  • The End of Days Film Festival
    Orlando, Florida
    United States
    May 14, 2016
    North American Premiere
  • Roswell Film Festival ****WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY****
    Roswell
    United States
    May 21, 2016
    ****NOMINEE BEST DIRECTOR SHORT FILM****
  • Super Geek Film Festival
    Florida
    United States
    June 1, 2016
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • Origins Film Festival
    Columbus, OH
    United States
    June 18, 2016
  • Comicpalooza Film Festival
    Houston
    United States
    June 19, 2016
  • SCI-ON! Film Festival****NOMINATED BEST SCI-FI PICTURE****
    Reno, Nevada
    United States
    June 3, 2016
  • Cannes Short Film Festival
    Cannes
    France
    July 14, 2016
  • Horrorhound Weekend Film Fest
    Indianapolis
    United States
    September 9, 2016
  • Wildsound Feedback Film and Screenplay Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    September 22, 2016
  • Scare-A-Con Film Festival
    New York
    United States
    October 2, 2016
  • Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film Festival
    Grandville
    United States
    October 22, 2016
  • Feel The Reel International Film Festival
    Glasgow
    United Kingdom
    October 5, 2016
  • London Monthly Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 2, 2016
  • Fantastically Horrifying Cinema
    North Little Rock
    United States
    October 1, 2016
  • Short of the Month - August Online Short Film Festival
    Online
    United States
    September 3, 2016
  • Shiver International Film Festival ****WINNER BEST THRILLER***
    Ontario
    Canada
    October 1, 2016
    ****BEST THRILLER****
  • Unreal Film Festival
    Memphis
    United States
    September 9, 2016
  • Macabro: Mexico City International Horror Film Festival
    Mexico City
    Mexico
    September 1, 2016
  • The ZONE Sci-Fan Film Festival
    Houston
    United States
    September 2, 2016
  • Cannes Short Film Festival ****WINNER BEST HORROR SHORT****
    Cannes
    France
    September 16, 2016
    ****WINNER BEST HORROR SHORT****
  • Armageddon Expo Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Festival
    Mount Pleasant
    New Zealand
    October 21, 2016
  • Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival ****WINNER BEST SCI-FI & BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY****
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 30, 2016
    ****BEST SCI-FI SHORT/BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT****
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival****NOMINATED BEST SHORT FILM & BEST DIRECTOR****
    Barcelona
    Spain
    October 3, 2016
  • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards****BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY****
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 31, 2016
    ****BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY****
  • Fantastic Cinema Festival****WINNER BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY SHORT****
    Little Rock
    United States
    October 1, 2016
    Best Cinematography Short Film
Director Biography

Born and raised in Sweden, Jarno Lee Vinsencius began his passion for film making when his Indonesian father brought home a Super 8MM projector. Jarno's first movie he experienced was the original King Kong from 1933, a 20-min version. He was then mesmerized by the magical world of motion
pictures when Star Wars was introduced 1977. In the late 90's J.L.V. moved to United States where he attended film school. After graduating he returned to Sweden where he started his own production company, JLV Pictures. Jarno has directed and produced several successful music videos. Currently, Jarno is finishing his first feature film, Evil Rising, which he wrote, produced and directed. Evil Rising will be released early 2017. Darkness Falls was written, cinematography, directed, edited, and produced by Jarno Lee Vinsencius.

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Director Statement

If you don't have the money to hire a crew, learn everything about filmmaking so you can do it all by yourself.

Darkness Falls was shot only with two crew members, including the director.