Friday, September 17, 2010

Fresh and Local Film: Light is the Day

If you’re on the hundred mile film diet, and want what’s fresh, independent and local at the festival, check out Halifax director Laura Dawe’s apocalyptic drama, Light is the Day. Shot in Pictou with a Halifax-based cast and crew, the film also boasts an awesome soundtrack of local music including Dog Day, Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees, Jon McKiel and more. Forget international funding and corporate sponsors, much of Dawe’s film was paid for by her local community, with rock shows and dance parties serving as fundraisers.

Read all about the film’s evolution from a school assignment to a feature at the 30th Atlantic Film Festival in The Coast,  The National Post and Dal News

Join the Light is the Day Facebook group here

(posted by Programmer Tiina Johns)

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