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.
The Light is available on Vimeo and embedded below.
Here is the original video pitch for The Light: