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The Police Procedural Heads to the Eerie Pennsylvania Hills in ‘Jules of Light and Dark’

The Police Procedural Heads to the Eerie Pennsylvania Hills in 'Jules of Light and Dark'

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Jules of Light and Dark

Logline: A thrilling police procedural that follows two unlikely heroes, who must overcome their darkest secrets to find the truth.

Elevator Pitch: 
“Jules of Light and Dark” is an emotionally riveting police procedural that follows the aftermath of a mysterious small-town tragedy and the journey of its two survivors, Maya and Sally. Ben, a loner deputy assigned to the case, races to unravel the mystery and finds himself at odds with his own dark secrets, which hold him back.

Production Team:
Director: Daniel Laabs (Shorts on Fandor: “Easy,” “8,” “Sleet/Snow”)

Director of Photography: Greta Zozula (“The Immaculate Reception,” – Sundance 2014)

Producer: Cameron Nelson (“Some Beasts,” “Upstream Color”)

Producer: Adrian Testolin (“The Leftovers,” “Halt and Catch Fire”)
Producer: Jeff Walker (“Easy,” “8”)

Producer: Judd Meyers (“Son”)

About the Film:

Growing up, it was rare to see a relatable depiction of a queer character on television, or in film. The victim narrative has persisted as the dominant character trope in the fictional representation of queer experience. As aware of this as I am, I’m not interested in making films purely for political reasons. Rather, I am interested in creating movies about people I can relate to. I’ve always been drawn to character study, and that was the driving force behind deciding to write a police procedural. “Jules of Light and Dark” uses this structure to tell a story about survivors.

Current Status: Fundraising.

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