Daylight Fades

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Daylight Fades
Daylight Fades.jpg
Directed by Brad Ellis
Written by Allen Gardner
Starring Matthew Stiller
Rachel Miles
Allen Gardner
School Pictures
Release date
  • June 15, 2010 (2010-06-15)
Country United States
Language English

Daylight Fades is a 2010 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. Principal photography was completed after a 38-day shoot in January and February 2009. The film premiered in Memphis on June 15, 2010.[1]


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


  • The Memphis Flyer:[2]
  • The Daily Helmsman:[4]
  • Live From Memphis:[5]
  • "Chasing Daylight:The Making of Daylight Fades" on Live From Memphis:[6]
  • "Chasing Daylight: The Making of Daylight Fades" on Indie Memphis:[7]
  • Live From Memphis on "Chasing Daylight: The Making of Daylight Fades":[8]
  1. ^ "Memphic Premiere". Retrieved October 21, 2010.
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