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a new film about

suicide, hope, and fly fishing



“God, kill me.”



Guin has decided to take her own life, believing it to be the only escape from her lonely depression and debilitating hopelessness. with everything planned, she wants to say goodbye to a few friends, joining them for a weekend fly fishing retreat. when she gets paired up with expert fly fisherman Roy as her mentor, their conversation and time together challenges Guin’s perspectives and complicates her decision…

“the darkness rolled over her” is produced, written, and directed by paul andrew skidmore, adapted from his book by the same title. if you struggle with depression and hopelessness, this story was written as a gift to you, something to hold on to. for friends and family of those who suffer, it will help you understand what the person you love is going through.


producer • writer • director

paul andrew skidmore is a believer, follower, and filmmaker in Tennessee.

he is the author of three short stories — “kindling”, “the darkness rolled over her”, and “ciao bella” — and a novel — “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. this is his debut feature film.

more information on his books, his short films, and other work can be seen at