Screener: Master

Screener: with DV/Video Description


FROM A LIGHT WITHIN (2019) is a heartwarming story of brotherly love at the darkest time of year. Each year, despite his challenges, Bill decorates his house with Christmas lights. Memories of days gone by guide his work. This year Bill decorates with special purpose: his brother is coming!


Original Version (2018)
Premiere: December 3, 2018, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Metro Cinema, Edmonton, AB; 2019 International Festival of Winter Cinema, Edmonton, AB; FAVA FEST 2019, Edmonton, AB/WINNER DOC Short Award of Excellence.

Extended Accessible Version (2019)
National Screen Institute Online Festival, Canada, 2019; Weihnachtsfilmfestival 2019, Berlin, Germany; Winnipeg Real to Reel FF 2021; Sacrae Scenae 2021 Festival, Bergamo, Italy; Okotoks Festive Film Festival 2022/Winner Audience Choice Award, Okotoks, AB.

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Created with the generous support of Bruce & Nikki MacKenzie

Accessible Versions made possible with a generous grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the support of Accessible Media Inc. Canada

Creative Team

Beth Wishart MacKenzie Producer/Director
Richard Gustavsen Cinematographer
Sarah Taylor Picture Editor/Colourist
Johnny Blerot Audio Post-Production
Tyson Kerr Piano
Aaron MacKenzie Vocals


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