Crystal and her boyfriend Leo drive through the endless mangrove fields, trailer parks and suburban panoramas of the Gulf Coast with something sinister in their trunk. They fight ruthlessly, which only reinforces their bond— anyone who comes between them is instantly shunned. The heat and haze of their surroundings seem only to exacerbate Crystal's mounting hysteria. Slowly, clues reveal the precariousness of their past and of their future.
Filmed on location in her hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, actress Amy Semitz's (Upstream Color) feature film debut is an astonishing, atmospheric portrait of two lovers who have, for better or worse, taken destiny into their own hands. Sun Don't Shine premiered at AFI Fest, Turin, Vienna, Maryland, and SXSW, where it won a Special Jury Prize.