EVEN IN DARKNESS
(2016) / Run Time: 26:12
Director: James Hosking
Producer: Jeremy Lybarger
Director of Photography: Vanessa Carr
Sound Design: Dave Nelson
Re-Recording Mixer: Miik Dinko
Composer: Matthew Atticus Berger
Animation/Title Design: Carlo A. Flores
Even In Darkness is a vérité-style documentary that follows Reverend Lyle Beckman on his nightly route through the Tenderloin as he encounters San Francisco's homeless, drug addicts, sex workers, and runaways. The city's fourth Night Minister since 1964, Beckman's job is to comfort those on the edges of society. The film offers an intimate and harrowing picture of life after dark in America.
The project is the recipient of a 2015 Endeavor Foundation for the Arts Grant, as well as the 2016 San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative Grant. Even In Darkness is completed and under consideration for a 2017 festival premiere.