Until the Light Takes Us is a feature length documentary chronicling the history, ideology and aesthetic of Norwegian black metal - a musical subculture infamous as much for a series of murders and church arsons as it is for its unique musical and visual aesthetics and extreme ideologies. This is the first film to shed light on a movement that has been shrouded in darkness and rumor and further obscured by inaccurate and shallow depictions. Featuring exclusive interviews and verité with the musicians, a wealth of rare, seldom seen footage from the "Black Circle"s earliest days, Until the Light Takes Us is an intimate exploration of the controversial movement that has captured the attention of the world. The filmmakers spent a couple years in Norway getting to know the key players in the scene, and this is their story.
FEATURING GYLVE NAGELL, VARG VIKERNES, JAN AXEL BLOMBERG, KJETIL HARALDSTAD, OLVE EIKEMO, HARALD NÆVDAL, HARMONY KORINE, BJARNE MELGAARD, KRISTOFFER RYGG, AND BÅRD EITHUN. MUSIC BY BLACK DICE, BOARDS OF CANADA, BURZUM, DARKTHRONE, ENSLAVED, GORGOROTH, LESSER, MAYHEM, MUM, SUNN O))), THORNS, AND ULVER. The film, shot on 35 mm and dv, is directed and produced by Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites.