By Jan Hamilton
Sean (Theodore Pellerin), a tall, thin teen, is doing his best to take care of his skateboarding brother and his almost comatose grandmother. One rare night, he sees Alex (Stefanie Scott), a girl from his childhood at an outdoor party. Though they haven’t spoken in years, they briefly argue and she goes off to swim in a nearby quarry with her macho boyfriend. Later she is seen walking towards home in her underwear. A stranger named Cal (Said Taghmaoui) givers her a ride and, at her request, drops her off at a truck stop. Through a fluke, Alex calls Sean to come get her. He first takes her back to his place, and after Alex spends a few minutes with Sean’s grandmother, the ill lady undergoes a miraculous transformation. It is clear that something momentous has happened to Alex.
First Light is an exciting and fast-paced film. Theodore Pellerin is expecially good and could be compared to a young Adrien Brody He, like Brody, can dominate the screen. The director, Jason Stone, who is also a producer and writer, is certainly one to watch in the future.
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,