Simon Cookson took the story of Paul and transposed it to 1950s America for his 2012 Pitch-winner The Light. An ambitious period drama, it was selected for the prestigious Aesthetica Short Film Festival, among others, and Simon is developing a number of other shorts and feature projects.
Below you can watch a trailer for The Light, as well as see Simon’s original entry.
1950s America and a police lieutenant hunting down alleged communists suddenly rejects his former oppressive ways, but realises his biggest struggle will be to convince everyone else he's truly a changed man.
The story of the dramatic conversion of the apostle Paul from being a hater of Christians to being the most influential follower of Jesus, as told in Acts chapter 9.
A trailer for The Light is available on Vimeo and embedded below. The full film will be available later this year.
Here is the original video pitch for The Light: