Jack Hickey as Michael Matthews
Production has completed on upcoming Irish feature film The Light Of Day, made by masters students of the Filmbase/Staffordshire University MSc Digital Feature Film Production Course.
The Light Of Day is a mockumentary that stars Jack Hickey as Michael Matthews, DOP on low-budget horror film ‘The First Bite Is The Deepest’. Over the course of a tumultuous shoot, Michael attempts to deal with all manner of obstacles, including the film’s hapless director, Ritchie (Aidan Lawlor), an increasingly stressed and desperate producer, Desmond (Dermot Magennis), and the writer of the source material, a graphic novel called The Quench, Sarah Clarke (Lorna Larkin). Can Michael ensure that the film eventually sees the light of day?
The Light Of Day was filmed on location in Dublin City over three weeks, with over €25,000 raised to fund production through the successful ‘Filmbase Filmrace’ Indiegogo campaign.
The Light of Day was made as part of the Msc in Digital Feature Film Production, unique in Ireland as it is the only course that offers students the oppurunity to make a feature film. Since 2011, the MSc has allowed students to gain hands on experience in filmmaking, providing them with both creative and technological skills for future roles in digital film production and the creative industries. The two films previously produced through the course, Keys To The City (2012) and How To Be Happy (2013), have had succesful festival runs. The Light Of Day, written by course alumnus Chris Brennan, hopes to repeat their success.
Post production on the film is underway, aiming to be completed in time for Summer festivals.