Firelight (1964)

USA, 1964
8mm film, colour, 1.33:1
mono, English

An American amateur science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg.

Plot Summary

A small town comes under attack from flying saucers.


Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Steven Spielberg
Script Supervisor: Anne Spielberg
Editor: Steven Spielberg
Sound: Dennis LaFevre, Bruce Palmer
Make-up: Jean Weber
Miniature Sets Designed by: Arnold Spielberg

Robert Robyn (Tony Karcher)
Beth Weber (Debbie Karcher)
Lucky Lohr (Howard Richards)
Margaret Peyou (Helen Richards)
Chuck Case (teenage boy)
Chuck Emery (Prof Schnieder)
Tina Lanser (maid)
Warner Marshall (Captain Lewis)
Sherry Nalder (secretary)
Carolyn Owen (Mrs Whitney)
Chip Parker (Jed Landry)
Haven Peters (doctor)
Deedee Pisani (teenage girl)
Nancy Spielberg (Lisa)


Extracts included in
Citizen Steve (1987)
Spielberg (2017)
Spielberg on Spielberg (2007)

See also
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)



  • Steven Spielberg: A Biography by Joseph McBride pp.11-15, 80, 98, 102-108, 109-111, 118, 129, 151, 154, 227, 324, 382n, 501, 503
  • Steven Spielberg: The Making of His Movies by George Perry p.13