Ayla tells the story of a man, Elton, left lost and damaged since he was a young boy by the unexplained death of his 4-year-old sister, Ayla. All throughout adulthood, Elton has mourned the life with her that could have been. Elton’s days and nights are inhabited by the presence of a mysterious woman, and as his obsession with the woman grows, he becomes convinced she’s his sister Ayla, returned now as an adult. Resolving to find her at all costs, Elton plunges further down a rabbit hole forged by his own loneliness and desire, but who or what will emerge?
Written and directed by Elias (Gut), Ayla features an ensemble cast including Tristan Risk (American Mary), Nicholas Wilder (Gut), Dee Wallace (The Howling), Sarah Schoofs (Phobia), D’Angelo Midili (The Invoking), Bill Oberst Jr. (Resolution), and Andrew Sensenig (We Are Still Here). Ayla is a co-production between Clayface Pictures (Dark) and The October People (Hunting Grounds).
Ayla is a Video on Demand release.