Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

Film Website

A family is like a constellation of stars, says eight-year-old Rose. Even if some stars went out millions of years ago, and some are millions of light years apart, they are all connected somehow. On a sun-drenched summer day, Rose sets out to visit her sick mother. Could the family constellation grow a little close, perhaps?

tags: Family, Youth/Coming of Age, Feature film

Cast: Sophie Burton, Zamira Fuller, James Stuckey, Beth Orton, Muhammet Uzuner


Screenplay: Esther May Campbell

Director of Photography: Zac Nicholson, Will Pugh

Film Editor: Chris Barwell

Composer: Eric Chenaux

Production Designer: Jane Morton

Costume Design: Maggie Chappelhow

Sound: Chiz Williams

Producer: Samm Haillay, Wendy Bevan-Mogg, Duane Hopkins, Andrew McVicar

Production Company: Third Films

World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH

Director: Esther May Campbell


Esther May Campbell was born in London in 1972. She taught herself photography and cinematography, shot music videos, sex ed films, series episodes including “Wallander” with Kenneth Branagh. She received the British Academy Film Award for SEPTEMBER 2009 as Best Short Film. LIGHT YEARS is her debut feature.