Light Years

by Campbell Esther May

Light Years


Rose reckons a family’s like a constellation - all connected, hanging up there, in the infinite. Stars can feel each other, even if some died millions of years ago. Even if they’re light years apart. Over the course of one long day, as mum wills her children closer, Rose’s fractured family pulls back into its constellation. Aching to reconnect they find themselves facing the true implications of their own devastating, inherited legacy.


Esther May Campbell. 27th May 1972, London, Kings Cross St Pancras. Self-taught photographer and film maker, Esther has directed low fi music vids, sex education films, corporates for and about randy sailors as well as Channel 4 dramas and the BBC’s ‘Wallander’ starring Kenneth Branagh. Her captivating cinema stories tell of lost souls, tragic lovers, limbo lives and daydreamers, all found in her self-penned short, the multi awarded and BAFTA winning ‘September’. Working with the Cube Cinema collective in her adopted home of Bristol, Esther mobilises a community cinema for children effected by the aftermath of the Haiti and Nepal earthquakes.


Sophie Burton - Ramona
Zamira Fuller - Rose
James Stuckey - Ewan
Beth Orton - Moira
Muhammet Uzuner - Dee
Mickey Morris - Levi
Ewan Cooke - Nathan
Graeme Hogg - Roderick
Mike Wright - Spirit
Fouad Cilmi - Abdi


Written and directed by Esther May Campbell
Produced by Samm Haillay, Wendy Bevan-Mogg, Duane Hopkins, Andrew McVicar
Executive Producers Keith Griffiths, Amy Gardner, Christopher Collins, Christopher Moll, Richard Holmes
Director of Photography Zac Nicholson, Will Pugh
Editor Chris Barwell
Production Designer Jane Morton
Music Eric Chenaux
Costume Design Maggie Chappelhow
Makeup and Hair Design Jillian Conway

Technical Data

Format: DCP / 2.35:1 / Color / 5.1
Leength: 90 min
Original Language: English

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