Let There Be Light

    Pitch Video

    When the nights grow long with the coming of winter, Bill gets busy putting up Christmas lights. But Bill is blind!

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: All Audiences
    Target Length: 5 minutes
    Budget: $10,000

    Created By

    Beth Wishart MacKenzie ,  Alberta


    Each year, when the nights grow long with the coming of winter, Bill starts decorating his house and yard with Christmas lights. But Bill is blind, having lost his sight at the tender age of 10. Nevertheless, he makes his way about the wintry yard, stringing lights to trees, hanging candy canes and stars, and setting up a little stable in the corner of the yard. He uses the oddest assortment of lights and the design is a little haphazard, but there is a charming beauty to Bill's display that brightens the long winter nights. "Let There Be Light" is a story of the enduring vision and indomitable spirit of one man; a Christmas story in which light is not overcome by darkness.


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    The Team

    To tell the story of Bill, Beth is excited to collaborate once again with award winning filmmakers, Ric Gustavsen (cinematographer) and Sarah Taylor (editor). Their previous collaboration was the feature doc "Brothers in the Buddha" (2014).

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