**WINNER of Narrative Feature Audience Award** Lighthouse International Film Festival
Tom, an overweight young man, takes refuge at his grandmother"s cabin in rural Protection, IL, in an attempt to bury the years of being bullied and feeling rejected. While in town, he meets a precocious blind girl named Lilly, who shows him how to be accepted and loved. Tender, funny and dramatic, the film shows characters not often depicted onscreen as leads, in a unique coming of age story. Directed by James Choi and written by Judi Krant and Paul Boring.
"Empty Space" was produced in Chicago and shot entirely on location in small towns across Western, IL.
Music: Beach House