A little boy sends an e-mail message to God.
god@heaven marks the fourth and
final short film of Joseph Neulight’s career in the
UCLA Director’s Program, where he has distinguished
himself as one of the most prolific and promising
young talents to emerge in recent years.
His prior short film credits include "Chicago 1966,"
"The Numb," and "The Dent", which have traveled
widely on the international film festival circuit and
garnered numerous awards.
Neulight’s undergraduate studies at Dartmouth College
in New Hampshire included a broad exposure to classical
and conteporary theater, fiction and non-fiction film,
and dramatic writing. He spent part of his second year
in London, England, studying classical acting under
West End and RSC professionals, attending over forty
plays -- and as many movies.
As a college senior, Neulight won high praise for his
first short film "One Soft Moment," and was presented
Dartmouth’s screenwriting prize for his feature-length
script by the same title. He graduated in 1991, Phi
Beta Kappa, with highest honors in the major.
To finance his short films, Neulight has produced and
directed numerous commercial videos, and worked heavily
as a freelance picture editor. This film, “god@heaven,”
was financed mostly with money earned by editing a
weekly children’s cartoon for Columbia/Tri-Star
Television during the autumn of 1997.
Neulight is right now poised to direct his first low-budget
feature film, entitled Lovely Rita, an edgy love
story. Targeted for studio development are several
slightly more epic screenplays, including The White and
Grace Millennium. Neulight is also a founder of
Withoutabox.com, an indie film website set to launch in
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Allentown,
Pennsylvania, Neulight has been living and working in
Los Angeles and New York.