A Pinprick of Light - A Story About Memory and Love

Stranger Than Paradise Productions is proud to announce its first multi award-winning short fiction 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’.​


David King – John

Sarah Eastwood – Rosalind

Maddie Bradfield – Imogen



Written and Directed by Kasra Karimi

Produced by Kasra Karimi and Mohamed Madi

Director of Photography Jackie Teboul

Art Director Isobel Power Smith

Sound Lee Viesnik

Music Alan Snelling

Edited by Kasra Karimi

Sound Design and Mix Alan Snelling

Camera Assistant Chris Hamilton, Tom Hamilton

Production Assistant Leif Sutton Williams

Production Runner Roberto Dooner

Art Department Susie Burlton

Library Location Coordinator Ahmed Madi

Drone Operator Jeff Celis

Construction Coordinator Piran Jeffcock

A Pinprick of Light
a Stranger Than Paradise Productions film
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