A skilled martial artist must protect her young daughter from dark forces that threaten not just their lives, but her sanity… and learn a shocking truth on her way to redemption.

Below you’ll get to watch the short film PASSING DARKNESS for free. The story continues in Afterlife: Book One of the Arcadia Chronicles now available to order in hardcover and eBook through  Zimbell House Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Books-A-Million. PASSING DARKNESS is also available on VOD or Deluxe Edition DVD with over two hours of Extras and Special Features.

About Passing Darkness

Combining a character-driven supernatural thriller with scenes of exciting martial arts action, this mixed-genre short finds athletic mother ELAINE WAYS (Debra Hopkins, “Poker Run”, “Parker”, “Karen Sisco”, “Melrose Place”) struggling to protect her young daughter SAMANTHA (11-year-old Danielle Reneé Fazio) from dark forces that threaten not just their lives, but her sanity.

A cryptic phone call from a mysterious couple (the late Don S. Davis, “Stargate SG-1”, “The X-Files” and Andrea Thompson, “NYPD Blue”, “24”) heightens the tension, while visions of her dead husband DEREK (Gerald Hopkins, Blood Deep, Pentathalon,“General Hospital”) foreshadow an intense emotional breakdown and the revelation of a shocking truth that leads to a surprising double-twist ending.

Award Nominations & Wins

Awards:
Best Short Film
Best Actress (Debra Hopkins)
Best Supporting Actress (Danielle Renee Fazio)
Best Editing (Kenneth Mader)
Female Action Performer of the Year (Debra Hopkins)

Film Festivals:
2007 Action On Film Festival
2007 Dragon’Con Independent Short Film Festival
7th Annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival (2006)
6th Annual Valley Film Festival (2006)
12th Annual Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films Film Market (2006)
2006 Spiritual Film Festival
2006 Mumbai International FICTS Festival
2005 ION International Film Festival
2005 Movienation Film Festival
2005 California Independent Film Festival
11th Annual Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival (2005)
2005 ShockerFest International Film Festival

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