An illuminating film with resonant messages of hope and change
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) February 12, 2020
The Wake of Light is a romantic drama about a young woman (Rome Brooks) slowly losing hope caring for her aging father and their broken-down farm who meets a charismatic young man (Matt Bush) on a cross-country road trip, who falls for her and asks her to join him on his journey. In confronting the heart-rending choice to leave her father, Mary is forced to confront the real issue keeping her from having a life of her own.
"I'm truly thankful for the incredible reception the film has received so far. Audiences and juries have been so supportive of the film and to receive all the positive correspondence from people who have seen the film during our festival run has been especially rewarding," said Renji Philip.
The film is now available for pre-sale via streaming or limited edition dvd with special features (including the complete soundtrack of piano music by Josh Kramer, commentary by Renji Philip and lead actress, Rome Brooks and a map of the film's incredible shooting locations) on the film's official website at https://www.thewakeoflightmovie.com.
With The Wake of Light, writer-director-producer Renji Philip has done the impossible. He's crafted a film about the timely topic of caring for an aging parent, while simultaneously interweaving themes of spiritual longing, overcoming fear and embracing hope, with gorgeous cinematography by Cinematographer Rainer Lipski and emotive piano music by lauded composer/performer Josh Kramer that makes the spirit soar. The character of Mary is both tender-hearted and sympathetic yet ultimately strong and quietly courageous. She embodies the inspiring character traits of a new kind of female hero that deeply resonates with today's film audiences.
Critics and entertainment insiders are taking note of The Wake of Light:
“A film from the heart. Beautifully told and beautifully acted. A touching rite of passage.”, Thom Noble - Academy Award-Winning editor - Thelma and Louise
“An illuminating film with resonant messages of hope and change.”, Matt Brunson - Southeastern Film Critics Association
“What an indie should be.”, Tony Macklin - Las Vegas Critics Society
“Matt Bush is a refreshing change as a romantic lead.”, Joel Fisher - Battle Royale With Cheese
“The Wake of Light has won a string of audience awards and it’s easy to see why.”, Dan Eagan - Film Legacy
“A visual treat that touches hearts and re-awakes hope.”, Kathleen Haney - Program Director - Worldfest-Houston
“It’s stunning photography works perfectly.”, Alejandro Turdo - EscribiendoCine
“A film of immense charm, humor and hope with powerhouse performances across the board.”, Logan Taylor - Film Programmer - SXSW
The Wake of Light is scheduled to be released theatrically in select theaters in North America in spring and will soon be available everywhere via streaming, on-demand and DVD with a portion of every sale from the film's official website going to the AARP Foundation, whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for the elderly, including supporting caregivers who dedicate their lives to caring for aging adults.
Renji Philip is an award-winning writer and director. He grew up in Littleton, Colorado, fly-fishing the rivers of the Roaring Fork Valley. He graduated from the University of Miami in Florida, studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York for two years and with Howard Fine in Los Angeles as a full-scholarship student for four years. He's written, directed and produced 5 short films and 2 features, including The Wake of Light. His work has been featured at the Palm Springs, Raindance-London, Knoxville, Kansas International, California Indie, Ramsgate UK, Catalina, Hoboken, Ozark Foothills, Fort Worth, Mayday, Worldfest-Houston, Silicon Beach, Angaelica, Frame 4 Frame, Rendezvous, Fort Worth, Methodfest, World Independent, Culver City, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Cinequest, Starz-Denver, Mill Valley, Bel Air, Clermont-Ferrand, Blow Up, Mayday and Winnipeg film festivals.
About AXISPACIFIC FILMWORKS: AXISPACIFIC FILMWORKS is a Los Angeles-based production company formed by Renji Philip to produce films that challenge stereotypes and often suggest connections between chance, coincidence and destiny.