Daylight Fades is an upcoming feature film produced by Memphis-based Old School Pictures in association with Southern Pics, LLC, written by Allen C. Gardner and directed by Brad Ellis. It stars Matthew Stiller as Johnny and Rachel Miles as Elizabeth and is scheduled for an early 2010 release. Principal photography was completed after a 38-day shoot in January and February of 2009.
Elizabeth, a tough, jaded young woman, and Johnny, a shy, kind-hearted young man, meet at a bar and quickly become an inseparable couple. Almost just as quickly, though, Elizabeth, who'd been abandoned by her father before she was born and whose stepfather is an abusive alcoholic, becomes uncomfortable with just how much she needs Johnny. Johnny, knowing he just wants to be with her, needs Elizabeth to commit and admit her love for him. When she can't, they have a falling out. One night soon after, Johnny is in a car accident. The doctors determine that he doesn’t have long to live. Elizabeth is devastated and filled with remorse. At the hospital, Seth, a guarded, reclusive man with a mysterious connection to Elizabeth, takes it upon himself to save Johnny in the only way that he can: he turns Johnny into a vampire.
Struggling to come to terms with their past, present, and each other, Elizabeth, Johnny, and Seth must do nothing less than discover who they truly are and what they're really capable of. Daylight Fades is a film that explores loss, regret, love, redemption, mortality, and the bonds that can keep us together or pull us apart. It's a story about people who are desperate for a second chance, realizing it may be their last.
Matthew Stiller- Johnny
Rachel Miles- Elizabeth
Allen C. Gardner- Seth
Rachel Kimsey- Raven
Clare Grant- Shauna
Billy Worley- Rick
Director: Brad Ellis
Writer: Allen C. Gardner
Executive Producer: Ryan Watt
Editor: Matt Weatherly
Director of Photography: John Paul Clark
Sound Design & Composer: Sean Faust
Shot on RED in Digital HD
Sound mixed in Dolby 5.1 Surround
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