The Light” transposes events in Acts 9 to the US of the early 1950s, and the era of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Witch hunts.

In this climate of paranoia, suspicion and fear, the film follows Merle, an officer in an anti-communist “Red Squad”. When a young man in police custody dies from his injuries, Merle is sent on a journey that is both external and internal, and leads him to face the troubling question.

“Is there a wrong kind of right?”

Winner of Enter the Pitch 2012.

Shot in the UK and Spain.

Official selection ASFF 2014


Writer & Director | Simon James Cookson

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