Under the Lights



An Epilepsy Short Film
Sam is a boy with epilepsy so desperate to feel like a normal kid, he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure. Made by epileptic filmmaker Miles Levin, this film serves to be one of the first and only authentic, empathetic depictions of epilepsy in cinema: an effort to represent an invisible demographic of 1 in 26 who suffer from brutal stigma every day.

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Directed by Miles Levin

Written by Miles Levin

Production Company Smileback Studios

Produced by Miles Levin
Nicole - Jordan Webber
Ceylan Carhoglu
Spencer Howson

Cast Pearce Joza
Alyssa Jirrels
Greg Grunberg
Jenifer Coté