2010 Variance Films released via the film festivals, cinematicallyUntil The Light Takes Us the film documenting Norwegian black metal scene history, ideology and aesthetic. To many outsiders Black Metal music scene its an subculture shroud in darkness , ‘sensationalism’ due to the arson attacks, murders that have plagued the scene. Sadly many outsiders like any subculture seem to judge on one or two negatives and Until The Light Takes Us is the first film to dive into the music’s subculture revealing the movement as a misunderstood scene which does use performance to promote its sound, lifestyle. Black Metal music is like any other movements it has its individuals or groups who take things to an extreme bring a bad name to the majority.
Until The Light Takes into the heart of the Norwegian scene interviewing major figures such as Fenriz of Darkthrone, Varg Vikernes of Burzum, Hellhammer of Mayhem and Frost of Satyricon amongst others.
You can read our review of the film HERE
A great piece of work – The Guardian
Aites and Ewell deal their cards in an unexpected way over 98 minutes… pretty irresistible – Screen Daily
An expertly made documentary, which teases out a gripping story, refuses to judge its participants and shows how even the most ferocious underground movement can be corrupted and commodified by the media – Empire