Darklight is a confronting film about a parent’s love for his child. A father is convinced that his missing son can be found within the walls of a local church, but he has no proof. When he confronts the local pastor, the answers he receives are inadequate. What level of depravity is excusable in the name of love? In the name of love, do the ends justify the means? Darklight explores every parent’s worst nightmare: that their child is taken from them; that their missing child has been abducted by a predator. This is the unraveling of a father experiencing that nightmare as he searches for his little boy. It is a story that every parent will understand and empathize with. There is darkness within us all, sometimes only love will bring it out.
This film was a labor of love. We completed the film with a very low budget. The contentious subject matter of our film scared off a number of would-be contributors. Our overall objective was that this should be an uplifting film about love, not a needlessly gratuitous film about vengeance. We hope that Darklight will evoke strong emotions and feelings from all viewers, most particularly, parents.
Darklight is Daisy Betts Miller's directorial debut.
Darklight was produced and directed (including Producer, Associate Producer, Director, and 1st AD) by women.
Darklight is the first script brought to screen for writer, Paul James Miller
Our two editors, our colorist, and our composer all worked on our film in exchange for boxing lessons with our writer and lead actor, retired Olympic boxer Paul James Miller
California Women's Film Festival - Screening
Winner, Best Short, LA Shorts Awards, September, 2017.