The Light Once Captured
Directed by Ryan P. Kelly
A young man in search of a camera stumbles upon a memory from the past and is given a glimpse of history. When presented with the chance to learn about a camera that still brings fond memories to the owners mind, he chooses to seek out the action and adventure of war, only to come face to face with the intense reality.
This film was one of the first directed and shot by Ryan Kelly. It holds a special place as it was only possible due to the graciousness of friends and family. None of the actors , crew or musicians were professionals. The “actors” included a lawyer, a professional poker player, a Navy EOD diver, a fireman, a financial manager and a process server. No film school, no budget and no limits to our creativity.
The submarine portion of the film was done on location at the USS DOLPHIN which is part of the San Diego Maritime Museum.
This film received the Local Film Showcase Best Narrative Short award.
Ryan Kelly is a local San Diego film maker and US Navy Veteran. He began making short films 4 years ago and The Light Once Captured is one of his first films and since then he has directed and done cinematography on several more. Ryan was the winner of the 2015 San Diego Film Award for Cinematography for his work on the short film “The Reunion”.
Pat Clark / Local Film Showcase Selection / USA / 2015 / documentary / 56 minsA Return to the End follows a small group of U.S. Marines as they return to Vietnam 40 years after their dramatic exit from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Set against the backdrop of Vietnam’s 40th reunification anniversary celebration, this story highlights the remnants of war and the efforts made to remember those who did not return.
Preceded by: Living History: Our Hometown Hero
Precedes: The Light Once Captured