The Last Light

A single mother, mourning the loss of her youngest daughter, is helped through her grief by an otherworldly source.
Jennifer Cummins
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Seattle, Washington
United States
1 Team Member


**UPDATE #8 **

Hello everyone! Just wanted to shoot out a note to Thank everyone again for all your contributions! Every cent counted! We were able to use some of the extra money toward a color grader and special effects editor to make our film look even more awesome!

It's been quiet recently because we've been heads down editing in attempt to make our deadline for the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival! Aaaaaaannnnddd It looks like we are going to make it! Video has been complete and is currently on it's way to be scored! 

We definitely could not have done this without our supporters! Thanks again!

We would love to send our project off to even more festivals, so if you know anyone who would like to continue to support us, please send them to our website at where they can find more information on our film. 

Thank you all! 

Working toward our Stretch Goal of $6,000

Tick-tock! With days left, we might just make our stretch goal thanks to all of you. Help us finish this! We are almost there!!!!

**UPDATE #7**

A more light-hearted look at The Last Light behind-the-scenes. Please Tweet it, Facebook it, Tumblr it, Pinterest it...whatever else it.—Thanks!

**UPDATE #6**

Learn more about how writer Persephone Vandegrift  loves to "torture her actors" in this behind-the-scenes glimpse at actor Telisa Steen, who plays Karen. 

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**UPDATE #5**

While filming The Last Light, the crew caught up with Randall Dai behind the scenes to discuss his character, Alex Nagster. 

You can also find us on all social sites:

**UPDATE #4**


Woooooooo-hooooo! We did it! We reached our goal! We are so thankful to all our friends, family and fans. We could not have done this without you.

We still have time left in our campaign and would LOVE to reach our Stretch Goal of $6,000.  This is just over 2K away. With this we can double our return and take this film to MANY more festivals nationally AND internationally! Help us reach for the stars! See below for more details. 

Thank you all who have made contributions!

**UPDATE #3**

Max It Magazine posts a piece on THE LAST LIGHT. Check it out here!

**UPDATE #2**

Check out our teaser trailer!

**UPDATE #1**


Please share with you friends and family. We are almost to our goal! Help us get there. Meanwhile, check out some of these behind the scenes pictures.

Sarah Dennis as HANNAH

Elora Coble as BECCA

Jennifer Cummins (Director)

A single mother, mourning the loss of her youngest daughter, is helped through her grief by an otherworldly source. 

Karen is a hard-working single mother of two girls, Hanna, 14, and Becca, 6. When the unthinkable happens and Becca's young life is tragically cut short, Karen faces her fears and searches Becca's room for the redemption and forgiveness she desperately needs. If we have a light to guide us, we can always find our way home. 

The Impact

THE LAST LIGHT is a story about finding light in the darkest of moments. Grief is a natural emotion, but sometimes it lasts too long. Forgiving oneself and accepting what life delivers is the biggest step toward managing grief. THE LAST LIGHT will inspire not only those who are currently in pain, but also those with loved ones who need help.

It is also a story of awareness. There are things we can do as parents to protect our children. Keeping a good line of open communication with young ones is essential.

Our Goals

We plan to enter this film into the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival. We have a deadline of September 15th, so we're working hard and moving fast. We believe that these ambitious deadlines spur us to perform at our best.

Once we meet this deadline the film will be ready to ship nationally. We've got our sites set on the Sundance Film Festival, The Female Eye Film Festival, and others.

The Crew

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival mandates that at least three of the primary creative positions are filled by women. We think we have a pretty impressive line up.

Jennifer Cummins (Director) has directed and produced documentaries for Sunsports, ABC News,, and Jennifer has also worked with companies such as Turner Broadcasting, Carnival Cruiselines and Kelby Media Group. Most recently, Jennifer jumped feet first into Seattle's 48 Hour Film Project where she directed, produced and edited MAN AND A VAN. She is also an avid portrait photographer and founder of Inspired by Gandhi's quote: "Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will," Jennifer has a passion for telling stories of inner strength and overcoming hardships to inspire the soul.

Persephone Vandegrift (Writer) debuted her first mytho/supernatual play, TWO, back in 1996. Since then she's written several plays that have been performed nationally. Her first feature, DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN, has won several screenwriting awards. Her award-winning short script turned film, ALL THINGS HIDDEN, is about to hit the festival circuit. Another feature, THE WATER KING, is currently in development. Check out Seph's work:

Lisa Cooper (Producer) With a background in the visual arts, as well as her corporate experience at Amazon, Lisa has an uncompromising ability to deliver on budget and on time.  She produced BEYOND NAKED, a recipient of the "Best Documentary" award at Seattle's STIFF Festival 2013. She most recently wrote and directed a short film called MR FAMOUS, an Audience Choice award winner in the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project. She partners with Dan McComb at Visual Contact.

Dan McComb (Director of Photography) is an award-winning  photojournalist, with publication credits including “Time” and “Newsweek.” This experience is the foundation of his current work as a documentary filmmaker. His first feature-length film, BEYOND NAKED, received the "Best Documentary" award at Seattle's STIFF Festival in 2013. His short films THE COFFINMAKER and THE METALSMITH are recent Vimeo Staff Picks. He partners with Lisa Cooper at Visual Contact.

Catherine Grealish (Composer) is a composer for film, media and live performance who has experience in a wide range of music genres. A multi-instrumentalist, she is a classically and jazz trained singer, and also plays violin, piano, and guitar. Her piano piece Remember Me is featured in our video. 


Her music has been featured in award-winning films, including the shorts Reversal (Post Alley Film Festival 2012) and Ego Boost which won the 3 Minute Masterpiece competition at the Seattle International Film Festival. Check out more of Catherine's work at

Funds & Perks

We are nearly there!!!

Our talented cast and crew need your help. Filmmaking is a labor of love—but we also need to eat, and pay for the basic costs of production. We've really considered our budget and have kept it to a minimum. 

Your contributions will help pay for:

  • gear rentals, location fees, crew meals, graphics, props, website hosting, entries into film festivals, post production, cast & crew stipends.

We're inviting you to share the filmmaking experience with us at a variety of levels. Choose the one that's right for you: behind-the-scenes updates, emails from the director, a copy of the script, or best of all—a private link to the film before it's public screening. Filmmaking is a truly collaborative endeavor. We can make this film with your support. Please join us on the journey. 



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Also check us out on our website for behind the scenes, photos, videos, blog posts, and more. 

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    Your name will appear in the special credits of the film. Follow the project from start to finish via our updates. And enjoy a shout out THANKS on Facebook for your contribution.

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    Receive a limited-time, private link to view the film and a Thank You email from the director. (You also get the perks listed above).

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    Get a piece of the dollhouse used in one of the film's most dramatic scenes. (You also get the perks listed above: special credit, a private screening link, the official film poster and a signed script).

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    Receive an Associate Producer credit on IMDB and in the film's credits. (You also get these additional perks: a piece of the doll house, special credit, a private screening link, the official film poster and a signed script).

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    Complete dollhouse constructed and painted by one of the "The Last Light's" principal actors, Randall Dai. This perk is available only to one very lucky Seattle supporter. The house will be hand-delvered to you by the director (or writer, or producer, or actor—or combination of). Own this one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia. (And get all of the other perks as well, including the title of EXECUTIVE PRODUCER).

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