06 Aug Under the lights – Miles Levin, United States, 2019, 10’16’’
Synopsis: Sam is a boy with epilepsy so desperate to feel like a normal kid, he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure. Starring Peace Joza and Alyssa Jirrels, of Disney Channel fame. Made by epileptic filmmaker Miles Levin, this film serves to be one of the first authentic, empathetic depictions of epilepsy in cinema: an effort to represent an invisible demographic of 1 in 26 people who suffer from brutal stigma every day.
Title: Under the lights
Director: Miles Levin
Writer: Miles Levin
Producer: Miles Levin, Spencer Howson, Nicole Jordan-Webber, Ceylan Carhoglu, Greg Grunberg,
Key cast: Pearce Joza, Alyssa Jirrels, Jenifer Coté, Greg Grunberg