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Lonely Lights

From the opposite ends of society, two lonely hearts find each other.

  • Marlisa Doubell
    Director
  • Marlisa Doubell
    Writer
  • Riaz Solke
    Writer
  • Marlisa Doubell
    Producer
  • Jagger Cooper-Doubell
    Key Cast
    "Denny Junior "
  • Lee-Ann Bessie
    Key Cast
    "Homeless Girl "
  • Marlisa Doubell
    Key Cast
    "Mother "
  • Neil Leachman
    Key Cast
    "Dennis Hill "
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 48 Hour Film Festival, recevied 2 nominations (Best support actress, Best Score.)
    Cape Town
    South Africa
    November 7, 2015
    7th november 2015, Ster Kinekor
    Nominations; Best Supporting Actress, Best Score
  • New York Short Film & Script Competition
    New York
    United States
    December 3, 2016
    Semi Finalist
  • Miami Short Film Festival
    Miami
    United States
    October 1, 2016
    North American Premiere
    Semi Finalist
  • London Golden Scout IFF
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 31, 2016
    Uk Premiere
  • Barcelona Planet FF
    Barcelona
    Spain
    September 15, 2016
    National Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Miami Independent FF
    Miami
    United States
    September 15, 2016
    Official Selection
  • TMC London FF
    London
    United Kingdom
    October 15, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Clean Shorts FF
    Oklahoma
    United States
    February 15, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Neu World Studios International FF
    Utah
    United States
    August 16, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Black Hollywood Education & Resources
    Los Angeles
    United States
    December 15, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Female Filmmakers Fuse Festival
    Hollywood, L.A.
    United States
    February 15, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Rapid Lion International Film Festival
    Johannesburg
    South Africa
    February 13, 2017
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • SELF
Director Biography - Marlisa Doubell

Marlisa comes from a theatre based background and is self taught in film-making. Marlisa holds a BA degree in Psychology & English; a UK teachers qualifications (QTS & NQT) in Drama & English; and a post graduate degree from the Academy of Live & Recorded Arts in acting.

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Director Statement

This story was inspired by my time living in South Africa and being confronted daily with the great disparity between rich and poor.
I often wondered how it was that young children who start out with open hearts, end up growing into adults who become numb to it.