The Darkest Light


1h 32m 1999

Brief Synopsis

One day, while roaming about the local Yorkshire moorlands, 10-year-old Catherine and her new Hindu classmate, Uma, experience a flash of blinding white light that the former interprets as a divine sign that her 8-year-old brother will recover from leukemia. As the news of their "vision" spreads amo

Film Details

Also Known As
Darkest Light
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Bbc Films; British Screen Finance; Le Studio Canal Plus; PathT International; Peerless Camera Company; StudioCanal; Technicolor
Distribution Company
PathT International; Pathe Image
Location
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

One day, while roaming about the local Yorkshire moorlands, 10-year-old Catherine and her new Hindu classmate, Uma, experience a flash of blinding white light that the former interprets as a divine sign that her 8-year-old brother will recover from leukemia. As the news of their "vision" spreads among the farming community in which they live, a fevered mood grows, which is intensified by the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Catherine's family's livestock.

Crew

Andrea Adams

Digital Effects (Peerles Camera Co/Visual Effects)

Julie Ankerson

Foley Artist

Matthew Baker

2nd Assistant Director

Simon Beaufoy

Screenwriter

Mark Blaney

Producer

Martin Body

Digital Effects (Peerles Camera Co/Visual Effects)

Wendy Brazington

Casting

Steve Breleney

Special Effects

Rona Brown

Animla Consultant

Andrea Calderwood

Executive Producer

Jason Carlin

Art Director

Sue Clark

Animal Wrangler

Sangeeta Dale

Cultural Advisor

Mark Danbury

Special Effects

Terry Davies

Conductor

Ditch Doy

Digital Effects (Peerles Camera Co/Visual Effects)

Simon Edwards

Bass (Village Life Music)

Ffion Elinor

Costume Designer

Mary Farbrother

Director Of Photography

John Fewell

Foley Artist

Evan Green-hughes

Special Effects

Stuart Hall

Other

Paul Hamblin

Dubbing Mixer

Danny Hambrook

Supervising Sound Editor

Graham Headicar

Dialogue Editor

Aidan Hobbs

Sound Recordist

Toby Hoskins

Assistant Director

Kent Houston

Visual Effects Supervisor (Peerles Camera Co/Visual Effects)

Adrian Johnston

Music

Max Keene

1st Assistant Director

Lisa Lake

Production Coordinator

Lisa Lake

Post-Production Supervisor

Ewa J Lind

Editor

Christine Llewellyn Reeve

Location Manager

Alexis Lloyd

Executive Producer

Christine Maclaren

Production Executive (Bbc Scotland)

Ruth Mccance

Development Executive

Danny Mcgrath

3rd Assistant Director

Barbara Mckissack

Executive Producer

Colin Pons

Tmpa Executive

Sophie Renshaw

Other

Susi Roper

Visual Effects Producer (Peerles Camera Co/Visual Effects)

Janice Schumm

Script Supervisor

Kallis Shamaris

Foley Editor

Carol Ann Smith

Set Decorator

Tara Smith

Chief Makeup/Hair

Trevor Swanscott

Adr Recordist

Trevor Swanscott

Foley Mixer

Guy Tannahill

Line Producer

Guy Tannahill

Line Producer

Chris Townsend

Production Designer

Helen Walker

Post-Production Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Darkest Light
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Arts Council of England; Bbc Films; British Screen Finance; Le Studio Canal Plus; PathT International; Peerless Camera Company; StudioCanal; Technicolor
Distribution Company
PathT International; Pathe Image
Location
Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of Best Director award at the 2001 Newport International Film Festival.

Released in United States August 1999

Released in United States June 2001

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 15-29, 1999.

Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.

Project previously in development at BBC Scotland, under the supervision of Andrea Calderwood, currently head of production at Pathe Pictures.

Feature directorial debut for Simon Beaufoy.

Debut project for Arts Council of England lottery franchise Pathe Pictures.

Began shooting July 27, 1998.

Footprint Films is Simon Beaufoy's production company with partners Billie Eltrincham, Billie and Mark Blaney.

Completed shooting September 15, 1998.

United Artists International was formerly known as G2 Films.

Released in United States August 1999 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Focus on British Cinema) August 15-29, 1999.)

Released in United States June 2001 (Shown at Newport International Film Festival June 5-10, 2001.)