In 2008, promising young Irish director Simon Fitzmaurice was tragically diagnosed with motor neurone disease (ALS). At just 34 years old, he was given four years to live. Reeling from the shock, Fitzmaurice realized his greatest defiance of ALS would be to direct his first feature film. Seven years later, despite total physical incapacitation, Fitzmaurice completed the film, directing it only with the use of his eyes. It’s Not Yet Dark is Simon’s story, an emotional journey of personal triumph over lifecrushing adversity, a world where every physical and psychological challenge is met with positivity and the desire to fulfil a dream.

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