A Pinprick of Light – Short Film

A Pinprick of Light, directed by Kasra Karimi, the 13-minute film is inspired by the story of John M. Hull, a university professor who started to lose his sight in the early 1980s. He began to record his journey towards complete blindness onto tapes, which would later become the basis for the critically acclaimed book 'Touching the Rock: An Experience of Blindness'.

The film explores how John’s relationships to the things he loves changes as his access to them fades.

What does one see when sight is lost? How do you cope with being seen but not being able to look back? As John struggles to recall his wife Rosalind’s face, could a dream keep that vision alive?


A Gift you cannot help receiving, is a rather strange kind of gift.

from 'A Pinprick of Light'.

Production took almost a year, with principal photography taking place in July and August 2017 in London. A talented cast sees David King star as Professor Hull (a film debut), Sarah Eastwood as his wife Rosalind and Maddie Bradfield as their 8-year-old daughter. A Pinprick of light of the first drama produced by Stranger Than Paradise Productions.

Jackie Teboul joins as Director of Photography, and Isobel Power Smith is Art Director. Alan Snelling (The Silence of the Lambs, Sherlock) has composed the score.

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And finally, for more information about the film please visit the IMDb page for A Pinprick of Light.

Written and Directed by Kasra Karimi
Produced by Kasra Karimi and Mohamed Madi
Art Director Isobel Power Smith
Director of Photography Jackie Teboul
Sound Lee Viesnik
Music Alan Snelling
Edited by Kasra Karimi 

Sound Design and Mix Alan Snelling
Camera Assistants Chris Hamilton and Tom Hamilton
Production Assistant Leif Sutton Williams
Production Runner Roberto Dooner
Art Department Suzie Burlton
Library Location-Coordinator Ahmed Madi
Drone Operator Jeff Celis
Construction Coordinator Piran Jeffcock