"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 (RTF) 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria, Miami Springs International Film Festival (MSIFF) 2018 & KleinKaap Film Festival (KSFF) 2018, Nightlight Impact Awards Festival (NIAF) 2019
Daylight has received a total of 10 Nominations:
- Best Movie By an African Female Director/Producer (Liesl Ahlers) at RTF 2018 - Best Supporting Actress (Liesl Ahlers) at RTF 2018 - Best Child Actor (Siphesihle Kunene) at RTF 2018 - Best Festival Themed Film (Stories that touch) at RTF 2018 - Best Director (Liesl Ahlers) at KSFF 2018 - Best Local Short at MSIFF 2018 - Best Actor (Siphesihle Kunene) at NIAF 2019 - Best Director (Liesl Ahlers) at NIAF 2019 - Best Writer (Liesl Ahlers) at NIAF 2019 - Best Filmat NIAF 2019
Daylight won the Award for Best Child Actor at RTF 2018 Daylight won the Award for Best Local Short at MSIFF 2018