It’s Not Yet Dark is a feature length documentary telling the story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a talented Irish Filmmaker who is living with Motor Neurone Disease. He was diagnosed at the age of 34, after his short film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His wife was expecting their third child and they were left shocked and reeling. Simon refused to give up and started to work on the script for a feature film – My Name is Emily. Now, five years later, the father of five children, he is completely physically incapacitated. Narrated by Colin Farrell, and using extracts from Simon’s best selling memoir, we follow Simon as he embarks on the direction of his first feature film through the use of the last physical attribute he has control over – his eyes.
Directed by : Frankie Fenton
Director of Photography: Kate McCullough
Edited by: Dermot Diskin
Original Music by: Stephen Rennicks
Produced by: Lesley McKimm and Kathryn Kennedy
Executive Producer: Jackie Larkin
Festivals and Awards:
Winner of the Best Irish Feature Documentary, Winner of the Best Cinematography in a Feature Film, Best Documentary Feature and Best Cinematography of an Irish Feature at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh (release date TBA).