"Where there is love there is no darkness" - African Proverb
Daylight is a South African Awareness film based on true events. Directed, written and Produced by Liesl Ahlers.
Daylight aims to shed light on the devastating amount of children in South Africa - who become orphans due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. I wanted to tell the story from a 6-year-old boys' perspective and encourage viewers to see tragic events the way children do - they tend to have a beautiful ability to focus on the bright side. Daylight is a story of Hope - of seeing the Light in the Darkest of times.
The ONLY reason I've ever wanted to be an Actor is to make people FEEL something. I want people to relate to the characters I play. My personal aim is to be a voice to the voiceless, inspire those who feel lost and uplift those who feel hopeless through the characters I portray and the films I make.
I believe every role and film, no matter how "small", has the ability and potential to change someone's life. And I feel that is how we should approach every role and film we get to be a part of as Actors & Directors.
Daylight is an Official Selection of Realtime International Film Festival 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria And have received 4 nominations: Best Movie By an African Female Director/Producer (Liesl Ahlers), Best Child Actor (Siphesihle Kunene), Best Supporting Actress (Liesl Ahlers) and Best Festival Themed Film.