A lot of the action in Cold Dark Mirror happens in the Old Library, a sprawling and abandoned collection of bookshelves and forgotten books:
I have several locations that crop up multiple times like this in the
film, identical shots but at different times. I used this shot in three places in the film as an establishing shot which serves to link the scenes together and bring them into the same location context.
At the beginning, and throughout the film, the tone is dark and the action takes place at night. Nightmares and monsters crawl around at night, so it sets the mood and tone of the film. Towards the end of the film, I use the same scene but in the morning, to signify a new day has dawned and that the nightmares and monsters that hide in the darkness may not have such as strong a hold as they seem to in the dark.