Director: Evita Castine
Producer: Elen Ostroumova
Writer: Thembi Banks
Cinematographer: Audin Bui
Editor: Rachel Moordian
Production Designer: Maria Greschenko
Synopsis: A rebellious teenager, stuck in mundane suburbia, makes a chilling discovery when she finds a young girl trapped in a human trafficking ring next door.
Web Site: OnlyLightMovie.com
Evita M. Castine – Director Evita M. Castine is a writer, director, actor, photographer and Emmy award -winning producer. Her first year film at USC, “Saudade” has played at several film festivals in Chicago, New York, Louisville, Martha’s Vineyard and was also included in the ACT Now’ Foundation’s New Voices in Black Cinema at BAM Cinematak in Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Academy of Music), as well as the Art Institute of Chicago and was recently selected to play in a 20-year retrospective of African-American short films at the S.E. Manley Film Festival in Hollywood. Her other films “Free Meal” and “Crown and Glory” have both shown on network television programs including BET’s “Lens on Talent” and Aspire TV’s “American Black Film Festival Independent.” Before coming to USC she was the program director for an organization that developed screenwriters in Russia and Eastern Europe. In addition, she taught incarcerated students and students in underserved areas documentary filmmaking through personal story telling. She is also a published street photographer, and spends time documenting the work of activists in South Central Los Angeles through photography. She loves to binge on her favorite tv series, kickbox, go to obscure art exhibits, walk around in new places with her camera and be with her parents.