The Firefly Catcher (2014)
18min · Short, Drama, Family · 1 January 2014
The Firefly Catcher examines the cycle of life through the relationship between a young woman, Madelyn and her aging father, Georgie. Georgie is struggling with an early on-set of Dementia due to head trauma. The story is a glimpse into Madelyn's sacrifice and tribulations as she struggles to care for her father and accept his illness. That turning point in life, where her father becomes more like her child, is not an easy pill to swallow. Although Madelyn must come to terms with Georgie's incurable, deteriorating state, a flicker of light brings her renewed optimism for the road ahead. Could this be a turning point for Georgie's illness or is Madelyn's hope just a deceiving aspect of the human psyche? Must she learn to move forward, holding on to that one last spark of light in his eyes, forever? Maybe this reassurance is what she really needed after all.