The script is an adaptation of poems written by people struggling with depression and the like, woven into a cohesive story. It is 8 minutes and 20 seconds–because I want experiencing the film to correspond directly, in real-time, to the 500-second journey of fresh sunlight escaping the surface of the sun and making its way millions of miles across the universe to us. So that by the end of the film, the audience will have been provided with a brand new generation of light to guide their way out of darkness and ignite a flame in their hearts.
Adopted from the published poetry of Will Reyes, this project was created to maximize mental health awareness and decimate the associated stigmas on an international level.
Directed by Dan Ramm (USA)