The documentary about filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice, who is seen battling ALS while trying to direct a movie, opens Aug. 4

By Clark Collis
August 01, 2017 at 03:49 PM EDT

The new documentary It’s Not Yet Dark follows Simon Fitzmaurice, a young Irish filmmaker with the progressive neurodegenerative disease ALS, as he embarks on directing his first feature, My Name is Emily, starring Evanna Lynch (the Harry Potter franchise) and Michael Smiley (Kill List, Free Fire). Making a movie is a notoriously difficult and demanding task. Can Fitzmaurice fulfill his dream just by using his eyes and eye gaze technology?

It’s Not Yet Dark is directed by Frankie Fenton and received its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film is narrated by Smiley’s The Lobster costar Colin Farrell.

It’s Not Yet Dark opens at the Village East Cinema in New York City, the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Los Angeles, and additional select cities on Aug. 4. The documentary will also be available to watch On Demand starting that day. from that date.

Watch the trailer for It’s Not Dark Yet above and an exclusive clip from the film, below.