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The Wake of Light (2019)

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A young woman starting to lose hope while caring for her aging father and their broken down farm meets a charismatic young man on a cross country road trip, who falls for her and asks her to join him. Now she has a choice to make.


Renji Philip


Renji Philip
19 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Lincoln Bodin Lincoln Bodin ... Baby
Rome Brooks ... Mary
Matt Bush ... Cole
William Lige Morton ... Stanley
Paula Rhodes ... Cole's Ex
Sandra Seeling ... Laura
Tyler Steelman ... Russell


The Wake of Light is a romantic drama about Mary (played by Rome Brooks), a young woman grappling between the deep-felt responsibility in caring for her aging father and their broken down farm and her newfound feelings for Cole, a charismatic young man (played by Matt Bush) passing through town on the way to see the Grand Salt Flats in Utah, who falls for her and asks her to join him on his journey. In confronting the heart-rending choice to leave her father and journey with Cole, Mary is forced to confront the real issue keeping her from having a life of her own. Written by Anonymous

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love | nature | hope | fear | See All (4) »


Sometimes love happens.


Drama | Romance


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Official Selection - The Methodfest Film Festival (nominated for Maverick Filmmaker Award) Official Selection - Houston-Worldfest Official Selection - Ozark Foothills Film Festival Official Selection - Silicon Beach Film Festival Official Selection - Ramsgate International Film and TV Festival - UK Official Selection - Marietta International Film Festival Official Selection - Culver City Film Festival See more »

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A must see
13 January 2020 | by BrianThorntonSee all my reviews

Although I have been in this business for nearly 30 years, in a variety of capacities, I rarely take the time to watch movies or TV...unorthodox, I'm certain, but when I happened to take in this film, I had so much gratitude!

WOW what a wonderful story of relationships with a not-so-typical ending.

This is a drama that people would LOVE to see. This beautifully crafted story PROVES that drama doesn't need to be "heavy" in order to reach in and touch me, and all who take the chance of fate to watch.

Well shot, well lit, well scored on top of allowing us to see BEAUTIFUL SOULFUL JOURNEYS of these people with which so many will identify.

Rome Brooks, Matt Bush, William Lige Morton, Renji Philip and the rest of crew and cast WOW! Showing curiosity and self exploration with the "discovery", of answers already floating within, was masterful!

This quality film rivals ANY big budget production, in content and quality, EASILY.

I look forward to any future projects this team produces.

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Release Date:

27 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sutter Creek, California, USA

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Axis Pacific Filmworks See more »
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16 : 9
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