Into Invisible Light

Into Invisible Light
Theatrical poster
Directed by Shelagh Carter
Produced by
  • Jeff Peeler
  • David Soltesz
  • (executive producers:
  • Jamie Brown
  • Julian Van Mil
  • Shelagh Carter
  • Jennifer Dale)
Written by
  • Jennifer Dale
  • Shelagh Carter
Based on Uncle Vanya
by Anton Chekov[1]
Music by Shawn Pierce
Cinematography Ousama Rawi
Edited by Chad Tremblay
Distributed by A71 Entertainment[2][3]
Release date
  • 1 December 2018 (2018-12-01) (WFF)[4]
  • 1 February 2019 (2019-02-01) (Canada)[5]
Running time
102 minutes[2]
Country Canada
Language English
Budget C$1,500,000 (estimated)[6]

Into Invisible Light is a 2018 Canadian romantic drama film directed and co-written by Shelagh Carter and starring co-writer Jennifer Dale.[1][2] Carter's third feature is an independent film loosely based on characters from Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, Dale's character being based on Yelena,[1][7] and Keleghan's on Dr. Astrov.[8] The film features an original score by Shawn Pierce.


Release and reception

Into Invisible Light premiered at the Whistler Film Festival on 1 and 2 December 2018,[4][9] and the rest of Canada on 1 February 2019 at Scotiabank theatres in Winnipeg and Toronto.[5]


  • Whistler Film Festival, 2018: official selection for the Borsos Competition for Best Canadian Feature[12]
  • Madrid International Film Festival, 2019 • Best Film • Best Director • Best Lead Actress (Jennifer Dale) • Best Supporting Actress (Kari Matchett)[12]
  • West Europe International Film Festival 2019 • Fusion Award, Best Cinematography (Ousama Rawi) • 5 other Jury Award nominations

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