IMDFilms Distribution, with sales and distribution expertise provided by MVD Entertainment Group, will be bringing writer/director Shawn Justice’s faith based drama, Out of Darkness, to the DVD market place on Jan. 17.
Indie filmmaker Shawn Justice utilizes to good effect his familiarity with the rugged forest terrain on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon for this symbolically-laced story of a young man named Eli (Adam Elliott Davis), who has returned from a tour of duty and has now lost his way.
He has rejected a calling that has haunted him since his teens, fights with his father to the point of being fired from his job and then turns on his girlfriend (they have a daughter together). This day of anger is topped off with a round of drinks at the local roadhouse.
Can it get any worse? Certainly, his anger controls him — the early scenes really establish him as something of an ass; rude; out of control — and the rage and alcohol on this particular day lead him to a lonely highway where he loses control of his pickup and totals it. Lost in the woods, he has a series of encounters, including with a forest ranger (John Lewis) and a man known simply at Gabe (Graham Greene). Are these people even real?
Lost, hurt and alone, each has a “vision” for him and his task is to sort out who is trying to help him and who is seeking to lead him astray; a battle between good and evil literally plays out in this wilderness with Eli as the “everyman” who must find the true path; God’s path.