The film is based on personal experience. I, myself am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and wanted to tell a story that explored how survivors learn to live with their trauma for years after the abuse.
A year prior to writing Coming to Light, I managed to finally tell someone about what happened to when I was 11. It was a life-changing moment that was completely liberating. Whilst making this film helped with my own catharsis, I also made it in the hope that it could have a positive effect on someone going through something similar.