Light Darkness Light is a work-in-progress documentary film that tracks a blind Anglican priest’s life-altering journey to regain sight. After losing his vision over thirty years ago, Ian Nichols recently became one of the first people in the world to receive a bionic retina implant, a revolutionary device that aims to restore sight for the first time in human history. Using pioneering camera techniques the film will present a cinematic and experiential journey as Ian re-learns to see with artificial vision, reflects on the impact of vision loss in his life, and examines the intersection of medicine, technology, and human perception.


Directed by: Landon Van Soest
Produced by: Landon Van Soest, Paul Trillo, Trevor Martin, Simon Devenyi
Director of Photography: Ed David, Gregory Wilson