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Lonely Lights

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

Director Biography - Marlisa Doubell

New to directing for cinema, Marlisa comes from a theatre training/ teaching background and holds a BA degree in Psychology & English and a further degree specialising in Drama & Education.

Director Statement

I simply wanted to tell a story depicting how in their pure nature, children are able to connect across all barriers and limitations of society, wealth, culture and ...perhaps even death. It was a great honour to work with my amazing crew dubbed 'Team Love Child', who all went that extra mile to create this touching story.


  • Marlisa Doubell Director

  • Riaz Solke & Marlisa Doubell Writer

  • Marlisa Doubell Producer

  • Jagger Cooper-Doubell, Lee-Ann Bessie, Marlisa Doubell, Neil Leachman Key Ca


  • 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


  • 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

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