Cast and Credits
Original title / Light Years
Director / Esther May Campbell
Screenplay / Esther May Campbell
Cinematography / Zac Nicholson, Will Pugh
Editing / Chris Barwell
Music / Eric Chenaux
Sound / Chiz Williams, Ben Peace, Joakim Sundström
Art Direction / Jane Morton
Costumes / Maggie Chappelhow
Special Effects / Edd Maggs
Cast / Beth Orton (Moira), Muhammet Uzuner (Dee), Zamira Fuller (Rose), Sophie Burton (Ramona), James Stuckey (Ewan)
Production / Samm Haillay (Third Films), Duane Hopkins, Wendy Bevan Mogg, Andrew McVicar
Executive Producer / Keith Griffiths (Illuminations Films)
World sales / The Match Factory
Format / DCP, color, 2.39:1
Runtime / 90 min.
Rose reckons a family is like a constellation – all connected, hanging up there, in the infinite. Stars can feel each other, even if some died millions of years ago. Even if they’re light years apart. Over the course of one long day, as mum wills her children closer, Rose’s fractured family pulls back into its constellation. Aching to reconnect they find themselves facing the true implications of their own devastating, inherited legacy.
Esther May Campbell
Self-taught photographer and filmmaker, Esther has directed low fi music videos, sex education films, corporates videos for and about randy sailors as well as Channel 4 dramas and the BBC’s Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh. Her captivating cinema stories tell of lost souls, tragic lovers, limbo lives and daydreamers, all found in her self-penned short, the multi awarded and BAFTA winning September. Working with the Cube Cinema collective, Esther mobilises a community cinema for children affected by the aftermath of the Haiti and Nepal earthquakes.