One in five girls and one in twenty boys are victims of child molestation in the United States alone.
Set in a Victorian-themed home, we listen to the cries of a young girl who fears the darkness in the corners of her room. Her sister sits next to her on her bed and sings to her a lullaby that their mother used to sing to them when they were infants; a soothing tune to wash away the night terrors from their embrace. To soften her worries, the older sibling hands her a teddy bear as soft as a summer breeze. It is unfortunate that this short-lived moment would fly away like the leaves of autumn trees.
All the while, the little sister's imagination continues to see... creatures. It's significance represents the abusive father of the children; that in their own home they cannot escape the evil of their father's nightly routine. It infects dreams, and damages a child's mental stability. It is through this dream that we experience the love of her guardian sister, and the Heavy Metal overtones of her nightmare.
Much like Alice in Wonderland, A Song of the Night: Part I takes you on a journey down the rabbit hole of a sad and neglected child's life experience. On the other side, she wakes to another moment in time. One that does not include her beloved sister, rather, a memory. As she looks into the eyes of her plush teddy bear, she remembers that she is more powerful than the darkness. That she can light the candle and watch it burn through the night.