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Feature Film (Romantic Drama)

a film by Renji Phillip (United States)

The Wake of Light is a romantic drama about a young woman slowly losing hope while caring for her aging father and their broken down farm father. One day she meets a charismatic young man on a cross country road trip, who falls for her and asks her to come with him. Now she has an impossible choice to make.

Starring Matt Bush (The Goldbergs) and local Georgia actress Rome Brooks, The Wake of Light is a film from the heart. Beautifully told and beautifully acted. A touching rite of passage." Thom Noble-Academy and BAFTA Award-Winning Editor for Thelma and Louise


Renji Philip grew up in Littleton, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Miami and studied acting at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York for 2 years and with Howard Fine as a scholarship student in Los Angeles for 4 years. He's written, directed and produced 5 short films and 2 features (including The Wake of Light). His work has been featured at the Palm Springs, Raindance-London, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Cinequest, Starz-Denver, Mill Valley, Bel Air and Clermont-Ferrand fil festivals. Renji is passionate about films that challenge stereotypes and often suggest connections between chance, destiny and coincidence.

He feels compelled to make films that endorse gender equality, including writing female lead parts that make empowered, sometimes atypical character choices.