DaisyLight is a small but mighty production company that primarily focuses on the written word. Our partnership started, as most do, in a bar over a glass of wine. We connected over the fact that, as children, our notebooks were filled with ideas where girls would drive the story, wore the pants, and could be the hero. As adults, we thought it was time to take those dreams and turn them into a reality. We started to write Displaced, a television pilot that changed our lives. Instantly it became a story about two female leads, a mother and a daughter, who fight to uplift each other while also facing the challenges of the world. From then on we were unstoppable. Script after script came pouring from our imagination. Our daily muse is a flood of great women either personal, societal, or historical. Through their actions and experiences we extract a wisdom. We’ve chosen to flesh out those stories and turn them into a full blown action for the next generation.
Co-Founder of DaisyLight Productions, Lexcee Riley was born in Grand Rapids, MI. There, she attended Aquinas College, getting her B.A. in Theatre. She took on a general track – taking on acting, writing, directing, and costume design. The theatre bug wasn’t the only topic to stick in college. Women’s History classes partnered with acting in These Shinning Lives inspired her to tell women’s stories – from her upcoming film Ladylike, to this very site. Growing up in a family of business owners, she is no stranger to being a self starter. In college, she produced, wrote, directed, and acted the ten minute play festival, Accidental Anecdotes. After graduation, she costume designed for Aquinas’ Children’s Traveling Troupe, then hightailed it to Los Angeles. Fresh out of the car, she wrote her first webseries, Starvin’, which was instantly followed by acting in Cost of Living. Frequently on both sides of the camera and Stage, Lexcee has learned the in and outs of her field – she can tackle any story.
Co-Founder of DaisyLight Productions, Miranda Rawson is an actor, writer and producer. Classically trained at numerous universities across the US, Miranda has played roles ranging from Shakespeare to Tennessee Williams. She had worked in a few major American theaters, including the Kennedy Center in DC, and is now transitioning into film and television. Miranda received her first degree in performance at Florida State University where she dived into historical works ranging from the study of ancient art, script analysis and classical performance. She worked closely with Sir Ian McKellen in a master class series that focused on gleaning intense emotions from the written word. At George Mason University she continued her education by branching out into directing, script development and embraced the Meisner technique. From here, finding and portraying truth at its basic level became her artistic pursuit. Since moving to Los Angeles, Miranda has partnered up with Lexcee Riley and created Daisylight Productions. They focus primarily on writing, having written a seven installment television show, Displaced, and features entitled On The Silent Mountain, and Limited Space. Recently they produced their short film script, Ladylike.