Film title: 'My Corona'
Written and Directed by Bryce Thomas
Corona - Alexandria Churchwell
Producer - Qian Cheng
Director of Photography - Bin Luo
Assistant Director - Mava Gomez
Gaffer - Haowen Hsu
Production Design - Bryce Thomas
Editor - Nick Major
In a post-apocalyptic world, the brilliance of light and mind serve as a young woman’s beacon and absolute shelter from the deadly Shadows and a dangerous cult-like group searching for answers by any means necessary. In this new world overrun by darkness, modern society as we know it ceases to exist. When the night brings with it its deadly Shadows and their tricks, the only chance of survival is to carry hope and light in order to stay alive.
The story follows Corona who is on a journey of self-discovery as she follows the pages of her late father's journal. With an LED device she built that extends over her head, the light it casts prevents Shadows from reaching her as she travels at night to avoid other survivors. She eventually has a run-in with other survivors who believe the Light is what will save the lost souls (Shadows), who are now wandering the night, through rebirth. They call themselves the 'Daymarks', a term for a lighthouse, which is where they've built their new city around.
Think "The Road" by John Hillcoat meets "Children of Men" by Alfonso Cuarón.
Some important symbolism. Corona got her name from her father based on the corona around the moon during a solar eclipse. She was the only light in the darkest times of his life where the corona is the only light left during an eclipse. The dreamcatcher is a memento from her mother that had died during childbirth. She believed only souls could speak through them. The lighthouse symbolizes new hope and the mentality of this new world where everyone relies on light to prevent the Shadows from pulling them into the Abyss.