I came across Amy Seimetz's Sun Don’t Shine and recognized the name because she directed two episodes of Atlanta, which is undoubtedly one of the coolest shows I’ve ever seen. She directed "Helen" and "Champagne Papi" from season 2 and has a shit ton of shorts under her name as well. Sun Don't Shine rocked the 2012 SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas but didn’t really get a proper theater release. It’s amazing how many good films don’t make it past a certain point within the business.
Leo and Crystal are a young couple who are clearly on the run in Florida at the beginning of the film, but it doesn’t spoon-feed us the reasons for them being on the run. Instead, we find out what’s really going on between Leo and Crystal slowly until their actions catch up to them during the second half of the film.
I haven’t seen very many films that have the patience that Sun Don’t Shine has. We as the audience have to sort of piece some stuff together because the dialogue isn’t written to unveil things in an easy way, but uncover them in organic ways like a novel. I didn’t love the two main characters, but I found it very difficult to ever look away. We are constantly over Kate Lyn Sheil or Kentucker Audley’s shoulder, watching Leo and Crystal’s every move, which makes the experience seem almost firsthand. If you like up close camera work or a unique story format, then check out Sun Don’t Shine. I’m definitely going to go out of my way to find Seimetz's work because she has some fucking style.