Director/Writer: Laurie Collyer
Producer(s): Charlie Corwin, Ariel Elia and Andrea Roa
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Naomi Watts, Norman Reedus, Matt Dillon
As I’ve mentioned before, it’s been a half more than a decade since Collyer broke out with her micro-budgeted Sherrybaby and we’ve been waiting for her her second fictional feature ever since. The trio of players (Norman Reedus, Naomi Watts and Matt Dillon) could pan out some ripe results.
Gist: Melissa Winters (Naomi Watts) works as a cashier in a convenience store. It’s a dead end job, one dollar above minimum wage, but it’s as good as she can get. Her boyfriend, Richie Barnes (Matt Dillon) is permanently disabled from a motorcycle accident he had years ago. A former television repair man, Richie now lives month to month on a government disability check. He would love to get a real job, but instead, he drinks. Sunlight Jr. is a social issue film disguised as a love story. Melissa and Richie live together in a motel in Florida.
Release Date: Mystified that this wasn’t announced as a Sundance selection – we imagine this could only be a high profile selection at some upcoming film festival.