Available on Kneehigh’s website, Tom Jackson Greave’s short film is inspired by a Hans Christian Anderson short story and tells of an isolated man who every night sits at his window looking for signs of life in the outside world. One evening he sees someone looking back. Described as “a love story with a bitter twist” this sounds mouth-watering for anyone with a taste for adult fairy tales of the kind that have made Kneehigh famous across the world.
The Neon Shadow is a love story with a bitter twist. A modern fairytale for grown-ups and brave youngsters. It plunges head first into the depths of isolation, technology and desire and is inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s rarely-told tale, The Shadow. A man in isolation waits at his window for a sign of life in the outside world. When he sees someone looking back, his heart skips a beat and a secret love begins to blossom. Not brave enough to speak his truth, the man turns to technology to help him transform into everything he wishes he could be. But technology has other ideas…