One thing that comes out in myths, is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.  

Joseph Campbell

What's the story with ShadowPower?

ShadowPower was created to change how stories are told. There are many stories about homelessness, addiction, poverty, and suffering in general. But so often they miss the beauty and lessons that exist beneath the surface. 

We want to tell stories in ways that others do not. We don't exploit or sensationalize suffering. Instead, we honor and embrace the wisdom that these experiences bring to the world.

Your story is our story

We're always looking for stories from people who see the gifts in the darkness they have walked through -- or those who want to discover them.

Connect with us here to share your story.


Darlene's Story

Darlene DeRose is a Co-Founder and Principal of ShadowPower LLC. Following a 20-year career in finance (as a public servant, a financial consultant and a small business owner), she reinvented herself and revised the arc of her life story.


She currently dedicates her time to supporting societal groups who are marginalized or unseen, primarily offering ecotherapy services. ShadowPower Productions serves to shine the spotlight on those groups. 

Dylan's Story

Dylan Johnston is a Co-Founder and Principal of ShadowPower LLC. A life-long passion for film, writing and photography remained a hobby until addiction, homelessness and purposelessness brought him to death’s door. Tempered by this journey into and through the 'dark night of the soul', he discovered an indomitable need to live out his dreams.


After starting a non-profit to help others escape their own dark night, he decided to pursue his passion, which led to the co-founding of ShadowPower Productions.