A Grasshopper Film Release

Written & Directed by Paul Harrill

2019 • 82 minutes • USA

Gifted with sometimes-prophetic dreams and a lifelong interest in the paranormal, Sheila (Marin Ireland) is asked to investigate a potential haunting at a Tennessee farmhouse. It’s there she meets Richard (Jim Gaffigan), a recent widower who believes his wife may still be with him. The investigation that ensues — which eventually pulls in Shelia’s son, Owen and his classmate Lucy — forces them to confront the mysteries of their own lives.

A movie of great intimacy and mystery, Light From Light is a remarkable achievement.

- C. Mason Wells, Film Comment

Light From Light is a balm of a film, bathed in the atmosphere of the misty mountains surrounding the farmhouse and the nighttime soundtrack of the ever-present crickets’ song. Writer/director Paul Harrill’s empathetic work quietly captures the rhythms of his characters’ daily lives, while imbuing them (and their spiritual investigation) with an appreciation of what we gain and risk by being open to possibilities.

— 2019 Sundance Film Festival catalog


NEW YORK CITY: Quad Cinema - Opens November 1

PHILADELPHIA: Ritz at the Bourse - Opens November 1 - Q+A with Paul Harrill on 11/3

LOS ANGELES: Nuart (Landmark) - Opens November 8 - Q+A with Paul Harrill & Kelly Williams on 11/8 and 11/9

VANCOUVER, WA: Kiggins Theatre - Opens November 8

ANCHORAGE: Bear Tooth Theatrepub - November 8 only

ATLANTA: Midtown Art Cinema - Opens November 15

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY: Performing Arts Center - November 15-18

OKLAHOMA CITY: Oklahoma City Museum of Art - November 15-18

SAN FRANCISCO: Landmark San Francisco - Opens November 22

BERKELEY: Landmark Shattuck - Opens November 22

BOULDER: The Boedecker Theater - November 26 & 27

SEATTLE: Grand Illusion Cinema - Opens December 6

KNOXVILLE: Regal Downtown West - Opens December 6

More dates coming soon!


An unconventional ghost story… made all the more transfixing by its defining delicacy and understatement.

- David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter

A gem likely to stay with anyone smart enough to seek it out.

- Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap

In the span of only around 80 minutes, Harrill builds a space for his actors to fully inhabit their characters, leading to a blissfully satisfying, profoundly spiritual conclusion.

- Jordan Raup, The Film Stage

Ireland and Gaffigan can express so much with a single glance and they’re both exquisite here, radiating intelligence and uncertainty...[W]hile the characters may be chasing apparitions in Light From Light, it restores one’s belief in other people, a somewhat radical and entirely galvanizing notion for the world we live in now.

- Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest

Paul Harrill‘s intensely gorgeous feature Light From Light demonstrates that even the smallest of stories can have a big emotional impact.

- Louisa Moore, Screen Zealots

Light from Light is a big, muddy river of a film. It is quiet, but it runs deep…Very highly recommended.

- Joe Bendel, Unseen Films

An anti-ghost story that is so subtle and understated….leaves an emotional impact that will stay with you for days on end.

- Edwanike Harbour, Tone Madison


Ley Line Entertainment presents a Sailor Bear Production in association with Ten Acre Films

A Grasshopper Film Release


Written & Directed by Paul Harrill


Marin Ireland………Shelia

Jim Gaffigan………Richard

Josh Wiggins………Owen

Atheena Frizzell……..Lucy


James M. Johnston • Kelly Williams • Toby Halbrooks • Elisabeth Moss • Tim Headington • Theresa Steele


Jonathan Duffy • David Lowery


Amy Leigh Hubbard • Michael Mobley

Cinematography by Greta Zozula

Production Design by Brittany Ingram

Wardrobe Design by Nichole Hull

Editing by Courtney Ware

Sound Design by Johnny Marshall

Original Music by Adam Granduciel & Jon Natchez




We enjoy hearing from audiences.