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The Light That No One Sees

After the family father Josef learns that their health insurance won't cover his cancer-ill daughter's treatment, he attempts to steal the life-saving medication secretly from his workplace at a day clinic.

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  • Gregory Markus Hegel
  • Gregory Markus Hegel
  • Gregory Markus Hegel
  • Pasindu Goldmann
  • René Langen
  • Peter Albrecht
  • Max Zinke
  • Frederic Hellmann
    Sound Design
  • Esra Tamkoc
    Production Design
  • Coco von Arnim
    Costume Design
  • Constantin Kormann
    Visual Effects
  • Thomas Schendel
    Josef Bauer
    Lammbock (2001)
  • Deborah Kaufmann
    Marie Bauer
    Dark (2019)
  • Julia Schmitt
    Dr. Martha Winter
  • Gerhard Fehn
    Mr. Maiser
  • Markus J. Bachmann
    Mr. Heinrichs
  • Mia-Sophie Bastin
    Clara Bauer
  • Philipp-Noah Schwarz
    Maximilian Bauer
    Dieses bescheuerte Herz (2017)
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Das Licht das niemand sieht
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, STUDENT
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    41,000 EUR
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    Digital, 35mm, RED, Anamorphic
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Director Biography - Gregory Markus Hegel

Gregory Markus Hegel was born on March 5th, 1996 in Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe in Germany. He grew up in the greater Rhein/Main area in the city of Mainz, where he initially pursued a career as a professional pilot as a kid.

After making some video montages for YouTube and taking classes in theatrical acting, he soon developed a keen interest in the art of visual storytelling and film directing.

Following his A-level graduation in 2015, he spent some time in the U.S. before attending film school in Cologne, Germany for a three and a half year program in film directing. During this time Greg has acquired multi-faceted knowledge about the production of motion pictures and has worked on several professional film sets in a multitude of positions.

In 2016 he spent a semester studying at the Baltic Film School in Tallinn, Estonia where he gained his first practical knowledge in how to write and direct a short film. In 2018 he completed an internship at the Los Angeles-based film production company EndCue and gathered further insight into the inner workings of an established production house.

In the summer of 2019, Greg filmed his first documentary "4 Weeks Of Daylight" on the Kola peninsula in Russia about a group of pioneer fishermen exploring a territory previously untouched by human interference.

Following his graduation from film school in 2019, he wrote, directed, and produced his first short film "The Light That No One Sees" (2021). The movie has been completed in November 2021.

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Director Statement

"The Light That No One Sees" is a story about working through grief. The center of the story focuses on the imminent threat of losing a loved one and what it can do to a person.

Since I lost my father to cancer in 2018 after years of him fighting the disease, I drew from my own experience to a large extent while writing the screenplay for this film and witnessed how differently everyone in my family has dealt with their grief.

I realized that for me personally, the worst thing has been that my father was only a memory after he passed. So naturally, I tried to keep that memory alive as vivid for as long as possible.

This inspired me to tell the story about a grieving father who experiences the above in an extreme form leading him to flee into his past where his daughter is still alive.

It has been very important to me to tell the story in a way that lets the audience share Josef's reality for as long as possible so they too can experience the same pain and injustice that Josef is confronted with.