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Light Up The Night (2016)

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT is an analog science-fiction short film set in an Orwellian, futuristic 1980s. The story tells the tensions flaring between rebellious citizens and robotic law ... See full summary »

Writers:

John Sebastian La Valle (co-writer) (as John Sebastian), Caspar Newbolt (co-writer) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
James Ransone ... Joe
Steve Olson Steve Olson ... Dr. Thomas Light
Laine Rettmer ... Emily
Joel Nagle ... Dr. Albert Wily
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Diego Aguirre ... Diego
Elan Even ... Syd
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LIGHT UP THE NIGHT is an analog science-fiction short film set in an Orwellian, futuristic 1980s. The story tells the tensions flaring between rebellious citizens and robotic law enforcement. We are introduced to two dissidents as they take aim at the city's looming, panoptic control tower, while local band The Protomen take the stage amidst the action, inciting unrest as they narrate the struggle. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Action | Music | Sci-Fi

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An amazing video, but possibly confusing for the uninitiated
3 May 2017 | by jhousdanSee all my reviews

The production value that went into making this short is nothing less than stellar... though labeled a "short" it's really a glorified music video for the songs "Light Up the Night", "The Fall", and the opening strains of "Keep Quiet" and "Here comes the Arm" by The Protomen. It serves as an excellent vehicle and storytelling device for these songs.

The problem is that these songs exist as part of a much larger narrative that cannot truly be explained in the space of a short video like this. The comic-book style segment makes an effort to establish the scene, but unless you are familiar with the work of the Protomen, you may feel like you're missing key details.

Of course, this should lead you to want to learn more about the band, and their music, right? :D Mission accomplished!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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