Bright in the Dark (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama
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When a struggling screenwriter and his two slacker friends pick up a keenly perceptive young woman on a road trip to a video game convention in L.A., they are all forced to face up to their own self-loathing and fear of success.


Armin Bettels





Credited cast:
Jonathan Le Billon Jonathan Le Billon ... Bright
Steve Luna ... Gallus
Oron Mendel Oron Mendel ... Dick
Branca Ferrazo ... Stella
Barbara Kerr Condon ... Claire
David Simon David Simon ... Dapper Man
Frank Carrijo Frank Carrijo ... Traveller
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shelley Baldiga Shelley Baldiga ... Sandgirl


Bright is a struggling screenwriter in his mid-30s with more than his share of angst. While his ex-girlfriend moved to L.A. and became a rising star in an independent film produced by an old college chum, Bright remained in a far-off town, wasting his talent writing for the local paper and playing video games on the big screen with his two slacker friends, good-looking Gallus and the unbalanced Dick. To make matters worse, Bright has contracted a skin condition, a sun-light-allergy, that makes him even more of a hermit. Hoping to break out of their doldrums and have some real excitement, the three bickering guys set out on a road trip through the desert to a video game expo in Tinsel Town. Bright has an assignment to write an article on the expo, but the prospect of being that close to his ex-girlfriend is giving him second thoughts. As they give a ride to Stella, an attractive and perceptive young woman who seems wise beyond her years, their camaraderie degenerates into insults until... Written by Armin Bettels

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Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA See more »

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GivenTendency See more »
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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Bright: My disease is a polymorphous UV-light eruption that is based on intolerance.
Dick: Seriously, man.
Gallus: Intolerance to what? Life?
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