First Light

First Light

SEAN and ALEX go on the run after Alex has a close encounter with mysterious orbs of light that leave her with extraordinary powers. As they flee from their families, the police and a covert government agency, Alex and Sean find themselves at the center of an unprecedented event in human history. First contact. But as her powers grow stronger and more dangerous, Sean must decide whether staying with Alex and discovering the truth behind her transformation is worth dying for.

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Jason Stone


Director: Jason Stone
Executive Producer: Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Jeff Chao, Justin Begnaud, Fernando Loureiro, Roberto Vasconcellos, Patrick Roy, Christina Kubacki, Ben Silverman, Lisa Wolofsky
Producer: Chris Ferguson, Michael Baker
Screenwriter: Jason Stone
Cinematographer: David Robert Jones
Editor: Greg Ng
Production Designer: Lisa Soper
Sound Designer: Eric Paul, Brody Ratsoy
Music: Edo Vanbreemen
Principal Cast: Stefanie Scott, Theodore Pelerine, Said Taghmaoui


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Year: 2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Sci-Fi
Screening Section: Narrative Spotlight
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: ["Canada", "United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 89:59 mins