Feature: Lightships


LIGHTSHIPS I UK, 01:42:45 I Director: John Harrigan I Sci-fi 15 I WEBSITE

Eve awakes in an unstaffed medical facility, awaiting diagnosis for a mystery illness. With no recollection of how, why or when she was admitted, she joins a group of outcast patients, who are attempting to recall what takes place during treatment inside a terrifying room known as the hole – a psychoactive space where testing takes place and encoded instructions are administered that each patient must follow if they wish to heal. They cannot leave the locked down facility, for fear of what their sickness will unleash upon their families and the world beyond. As Eve learns more about the patients, she begins to remember the terrible events that led to her sickness. Eve’s husband and son are missing and her journal holds the key to finding them. She writes in an attempt to recall why she was admitted to the facility. An alien world at the edge of her dreams begins to bleed through, compelling her to write the transmissions down. Soon, these visions will consume her. Is she a prisoner, a patient… or dead?

Imagination, belief, the sacred and spiritual are all inextricably linked. Where one person experiences a vision, dream or idea, another might encounter contact from aliens or angels. Should we be permitted to define our own interpretation of reality?

John Harrigan

John Harrigan is a British filmmaker, actor and writer. He wrote and directed the immersive horror film Strange Factories which toured the oldest independent cinemas in the UK as a live cinematic event as featured in Filmmaker Magazine and Wired Magazine. In 2019 John was awarded Best Director at the Brighton Rocks Film Festival and Best Storytelling at the First Hermetic Film Festival in Venice for his second feature Armageddon Gospels.

In his spare time he teaches meditation and lectures in storytelling, drama and creativity for organisations such at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Royal College of Art and The Central School of Speech and Drama. Lightships his third feature is based on the book ‘Remembrance’ by Maryann Rada.

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