SUN DON'T SHINE (2012)
"One of the great American debuts of this decade." Chris Cabin, Collider.
"Wondrously accomplished & furiously expressive drama blending the moody rambles of a road movie with the tightly ratcheted criminal tension of a film noir." Richard Brody, New Yorker
"Straight out of the vintage noir paperbacks. A nightmarish haze of paranoia, hysteria, and murder." Cullen Gallagher, Hammer to Nail
Written and directed by actress/filmmaker Amy Seimetz (Tiny Furniture, Upstream Color), Sun Don't Shine follows Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) on a tense and mysterious road trip through the desolate yet hauntingly beautiful landscape of central Florida. As the couple travels up the Gulf Coast past an endless panorama of mangrove fields, trailer parks, and cookie-cutter housing developments, the disturbing details of their excursion gradually begin to emerge, revealing Crystal’s sinister past and the couple’s troubling future. Filmed on location in the environs of Seimetz’s hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, Sun Don't Shine is a subtly cryptic story driven by the powerful performances of its lead actors and its eerily poetic setting.
Festivals: SXSW, Sarasota Film Festival, Maryland Film Festival, AFI Fest, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Viennale, American Film Festival and Indie Memphis Film Festival.