IT’S NOT YET DARK
Director: Frankie Fenton
Documentary | IRL | 2016
77 min | Dolby 5.1
51st Hof International Film Festival
Narrated by Colin Farrell, this is the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young Irish filmmaker who, despite a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease, goes on to direct an award-winning feature film. He was diagnosed at the age of 34, after his short film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, but Simon refused to give up and started to work on the script for a feature film – My Name is Emily. Now, five years later, the father of five children, he is completely physically incapacitated. We follow Simon as he embarks on the direction of his first feature film through the use of the last physical attribute he has control over – his eyes.