Only Light screened on Saturday, September 20 to a packed theater in Hollywood. The film took home both the Audience Award and Social Impact Award, to which we were both humbled and honored. We are immensely grateful to our audience who joined us in the fight against human trafficking.
Likewise, we would like to thank the judges, including Traci Blackwell (CW), DeVon Franklin (Franklin Entertainment), and Charles King (WME), who graciously donated the time to thoughtfully review each of the films. For some of us, it was the first time to watch the film with a public audience who had never seen the film before. It was amazing to feel the energy that filled the theater and hear the viewers’ reactions to the story.
Ultimately, we were honored to share the night with five other inspirational films and we congratulate them on their success. Only Light’s cast and crew look forward to the approaching festivals, including the Lady Filmmaker’s Festival in Beverly Hills on September 28 and La Femme Film Festival in Los Angeles on the weekend October 16.
If you are free on Sunday. Only Light is playing at 2pm at the Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in the Charles Aidikoff Theatre. See the film that won the One Lens Film Festival “Audience” and “Social Impact” Awards and say “Hello!”
Lady Filmmakers Festival at the Charles Aidikoff Theatre
150 S Rodeo Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 $12
If you can’t make this screening – the great news is that Only Light is coming to La Femme Film Festival at the Regal Theatre Stadium in Downtown Los Angeles – Thursday, October 16th as well as the L.A. Film Indie Festival in October (TBD) – stay tuned for more info!
Many people have been asking about who did the music in the film Only Light! Well we are happy to say that Jongnic Bontemps a graduate from USC’s Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program and also fellow for the Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab at SkyWalker Ranch composed and scored the music in Only Light. Now you can play the theme music whenever you want!
Here are some amazing photos from our first screening. What a night! Wish all of you would have been there to share the excitement with our cast and crew. The screening for CTPR 546 films traditionally takes place in Norris Theater at USC. Two back-to-back screenings ensure that everyone will be able to see the films, as the 300 seat movie theater cannot accommodate all in one seating.
Producers Dan Funes, Peter Bawiec, Elena Ostroumova, Gary Levingston with Production Designer Maria Greschenko
After six month of hard work, Only Light is finally complete. We finished the sound mix last Friday and today we are ready to unveil the poster. Beautiful art was created by Scott O’Gara. Making this film was an amazing ride; however it’s not quite over yet. In fact, it’s only the beginning. Stay tuned for exciting news soon to come!
Today our team took a trip to Modern Video Film, a post production house in Burbank, CA. They helped us to put the titles and subtitles into our film, over the color correction video from Fotokem. Our consultant, Lindsey McGrail, recommended this state-of-the-art facility that has an extensive body of work, including Life of Pi, Avatar, and Game of Thrones. Lindsey put us in touch with Tal Fiala and Carissa Clark, who facilitated the entire process of receiving our materials from the USC Post Facilities, processing the files, adding the subtitles, checking them for quality control, and preparing them for delivery back to USC — quite a lengthy process from what we learned.
One of the most fascinating things we discovered is that their company has the ability to send files at a rate of 10 gigabytes per second, which is a little less than 10,000 times faster than the internet access we have in our homes. This is a result of their offices sitting on an Information Superhighway that allows them to transfer data at incredibly fast rates.
Our tour began in a theater where color correction for films takes place. The theater is equipped with both a standard movie screen and another screen to accommodate 3D films. The room is able to project 4K video (4000 lines of visual information on the screen) and boasts Dolby 7.1 surround sound. What this all means is that the theater provides you with a true to life cinematic experience as if you were sitting in a theater anywhere in the world.
We are excited to announce that next week crew of Only Light is going for a tour of an amazing post house Modern Videofilm. MVF not only recognized our cause, the fight against human trafficking here in California as an important one, but they also were of a tremendous help in making of this movie! They really can do miracles. Look out for our report from behind the scenes at MVF!