A man in isolation waits at his window for a sign of life in the outside world. When he sees someone looking back, his heart skips a beat and a secret love begins to blossom. Not brave enough to speak his truth, the man turns to technology to help him transform into everything he wishes he could be. But technology has other ideas…
The Neon Shadow is a love story with a bitter twist. A modern fairytale for grown-ups and brave youngsters. It plunges head first into the depths of isolation, technology and desire and is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s rarely-told tale, The Shadow.
Alongside the film, The Creation Club (LGBTQIA+ Individuals from Cornwall) has been exploring the themes of love and isolation through digital movement and writing workshops with the films creative team.
The Neon Shadow has been supported by Kneehigh’s Coastal Communities programme, FEAST, New Adventures and Pavilion Dance South West and Hall For Cornwall. It was filmed in July 2020 within Covid-19 guidelines and restrictions.
WATCH IT HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjZdFEM-wOE&feature=emb_title
Cast: Edwin Ray and Tom Jackson Greaves
Director and creator: Tom Jackson Greaves
Director of Photography: John Crooks
Music and Sound: Dom Coyote
Editor and Film Consultant: Brett Harvey
Producer: Gabby Vautier
Creative Associate: Nandi Bhebhe
Design: Tom Jackson Greaves
Animation: Zander Grinfeld at Venn Creative
Production Assistant: Millie Jones
Wig Design: Wain Douglas at the Brighton Bird Cage