POWR Baltic Stories Exchange

The Gleam


After surviving an alien invasion, two grieving individuals discover a means to change their past - but not without dire consequences.


Several years after an alien invasion, two strangers find themselves living in a nature park. They are drawn to each other by their mutual feelings of having lost loved ones. Life has become a hopeless state of limbo, that is, until they discover an object of alien technology that may provide a doorway to the past or to their worst memory. Even though they disagree about the purpose of the object, devastating truths are discovered that will change the course of their lives.

Directors note

Joseph Valentino Palau holds a Masters degree in Film & Media, Co- penhagen University, a bachelor from Full Sail University in Entertainment business, and in film production from New York Film Academy. Joseph has gone on to write, direct and produce 22 episodes of a Danish web series and several short films; including a festival award winning quarantine short, Immun: Prologen. This short inspired him to develop and write The Gleam. In an effort to help bridge the gap between diverse talent, aspiring storytellers,
and industry professionals; Joseph founded Copenhagen Web Fest with Regina Mosch. He wrote an opinion piece in the Danish Politiken newspaper about his experiences with racism, hoping to create dialogue towards change.

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Joseph Valentino Palau
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