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Light of My Life is an American drama film, written and directed by Casey Affleck. It stars Affleck, Anna Pniowsky, Tom Bower, Elisabeth Moss and Hrothgar Mathews. It had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 8, 2019.

Light of My Life
Directed byCasey Affleck
Produced by
Written byCasey Affleck
Music byDaniel Hart
CinematographyAdam Arkapaw
Edited byChristopher Tellefsen
Distributed bySaban Films
Release date
Running time
119 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States




In September 2016, it was announced Casey Affleck would write, direct, and star in the film, while Teddy Schwarzman will produce under his Black Bear Pictures banner.[2][3] In February 2017, it was announced Anna Pniowsky would star in the film, alongside Sierra/Affinity who will produce the film and handle international sales.[4] In August 2018, it was revealed Elisabeth Moss had joined the cast of the film.[5]


Principal photography began in February 2017 in British Columbia’s Okanagan.[6][7]


It had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 8, 2019.[8] Shortly after, Saban Films acquired distribution rights to the film.[9]


  1. ^ "Light of My Life". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. ^ McNary, Dave (September 9, 2016). "Casey Affleck Directing, Starring in Survival Drama 'Light of My Life'". Variety. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  3. ^ Kit, Borys (September 9, 2016). "Casey Affleck to Direct, Star in Indie Drama 'Light of My Life' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  4. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (February 3, 2017). "Casey Affleck's 'Light Of My Life' Alights At Sierra/Affinity – Berlin". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "Casey Affleck steps back into the spotlight". USA Today. August 9, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Light of My Life". Directors Guild of America. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  7. ^ "Light of My Life" (PDF). Directors Guild of Canada. Retrieved February 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (January 21, 2019). "Casey Affleck-Elisabeth Moss Movie 'Light Of My Life' Among Berlin World Premiere Additions". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  9. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 29, 2019). "Casey Affleck-Helmed Drama 'Light of My Life' Sparks At Saban Films". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 29, 2019.

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