I Will Follow You Into the Dark

Synopsis: Story follows Sophia, who is severely depressed after the deaths of both her parents within six months. Convinced that the Afterlife is mere oblivion, and that this life is meaningless, she retreats within herself, only to be drawn out of her depressive funk by an unexpected romance with a man named Adam. After Adam disappears mysteriously into the depths of a haunted apartment building, Sophia vows to pursue him, even if it means walking over the threshold into the realm of death.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Director(s): Mark Edwin Robinson
Production: Epic Pictures Releasing
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

Try to drink this, sweetheart.

He's not gonna make

it through tomorrow.

But you know, he's not

going to be alone.

Doesn't that give you

any kind of comfort?

I've spent so much time

with you and your father...

When we were waiting for

your mother to pass...

Don't you think she's there

waiting for him right now?

Why don't you go in

there, talk to him?

He's awake.

He'll be up for a little while.

Go talk to your daddy.

Hey, you think you could

get me out of here?

Where to?

I could go for a cold

beer right about now.

Is that game on?


We're playing Boston.

- Yeah?

- We're losing.

Alright, hold still.

Where's your guy?

Come on, stop it.

What's his name?

There is no guy.

After we lost your mom...

It occurred to me...

Just how great that stuff was.

I don't want you alone

out there, Sophia.

I know.

I want you to be

struck by lightning...

Floored by someone you

just can't live without.

Like I was.

You make it sound so easy.

I know.

But if you pay attention...

Something that profound

could actually happen.

Something that profound, huh?

I'm serious.

I've come to a realization that...

This life may actually

be all we really have.

I spent my entire life

trying to live up...

To something...

For the church.


Now I'm finding...

I'm more alone than I ever was.

I know you've been here for me.


Everything I ever believed in...

Was tested after your mom died.

And the more I cried out...

- The lonelier I got.

- Sshh...

I don't feel it anymore, Sophia.

- I think it's never really there.

- Hey, come on.

I need you to consider the possibility

that I was wrong about it.

I was wrong about

everything I taught you.

- Dad, come on.

- Sorry.

- I'm so sorry, Sophia.

- Dad...

Dad, come on. Relax.

Sshh... Don't do this.

- There's nothing here.

- Daddy.

Many of you watch

me grow up here...

In this place that my father

started more than 20 years ago.

And as you know, he devoted his

life to a God he believed...

Was worthy of it.

That he believed was real.

And as you know, he gave

his heart and soul...

To a God that...

Eventually took his beloved wife...

My mother, from us, 6 months ago.

After a year long

battle with cancer.

He gave his heart

and soul to a God...

That mere months

after she passed...

Allowed him to be stricken

with an illness so severe...

That he begged and pleaded

with this God to take him.

Night after night.

Just so he could have

a moment of peace.

I'm not here to talk about...

Where my father is going or...

A God that will received him

at the holy gates of heaven...

I'm here to talk about a man

who was an embodiment...

Of an entire set of

believes for us.

For me.


I've realized that that set of believes,

as solid as it may have felt...

It was based entirely on his.

Without him, I have

never seen a shred...

Of evidence to validate...

What I had naively

accepted as facts.

As my father lay

on his death bed...

His last words confirmed

something for me.

He said he was wrong.

He was wrong about all of it.

And after days of soul searching...

I believe he was right.

There are no ghosts or demons or loved

ones waiting for us on the other side...

There is nothing.

There is nothing.

Those children stories

we grew up believing...

A grown man living in a whale...

A talking bush...

They're just that,

they're children stories.

I'm sorry to say this here...

And now.

But this earth...

Is all we will ever know.

And I defy god of any kind

to prove me otherwise.

Everyone I have

ever loved is gone.

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Mark Edwin Robinson

Mark Edwin Robinson (born November 6, 1980) is an American film director and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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