Tom Jackson Greaves in association with Kneehigh Theatre
The Neon Shadow
A new short film created in isolation.
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…
Premiered 28th August 2020 Available online for free for a limited period
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.
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Produced by Director of Coastal Communities Programme
Words and Lyrics by Coastal Communities Programme Lead Artist
Head of Communications and Development
Communications and Development Assistant
The Creation Club
Cindy Bond Danny J Brunel Hannah Bunker Ruairí Lochlann Devereux-Childs Nell Frampton Jessi Hill Liv Longbone Ella Philpott Anna Ray Nick J Richardson Aqua Robinson Benji Vincent Melanie Whitehead Smith
Thanks to: Matthew Bourne, Alison Dures, Bruce Goodwin, Carl Grose, Imogen Kinchin, Jack Morrison, Edwin Ray, Alex Rodgers, Simon Seel, Mike Shepherd, Caroline Stephenson, Helen Tiplady, Sarah Wright
This project is bought to you by Kneehigh’s Coastal Community programme. To see more about the Coastal Community programme, including the Incubation artist training strand click here.