"SEE YOU AT SUNRISE"

Director: Andie Naar
Release Date: 2021
Length: 14 min
Status: in pre-production

 
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Eight-year-old Charlie used to go on adventure trips with his now terminally ill mom Hannah. On this special night she surprises him and they take Grandpa's convertible to go on a secret road trip to Joshua Tree. On their way, Charlie learns to drive, they eat the best junk food at an old diner in the middle of the desert, and the stars seem to sparkle as bright as never before. A night to remember.

When they finally arrive at Joshua Tree, they watch the most astonishing sunrise, Hannah’s favorite time of the day. It is right there, right then, that Charlie learns an important lesson about courage and hope that will prepare him for the inevitable fate that lays ahead of them.

 
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CHARLIE

Mateo Ray

 
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HANNAH (MOM)

Andie Naar

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MICHAEL (DAD)

Frank Brantley

 

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

“See You at Sunrise” is a bittersweet reminder that we are all mortal beings, yet there is much more to life than we might grasp. Having lost a parent at a very young age, I felt inspired to turn the devastating moment of losing a loved one into something that can evoke hope in this overwhelming darkness. I want to create a film that shows in an artistic way how a child may deal with a terminal illness and death of a parent. The mind of a child is interwoven with reality and fantasy. Often, they make up stories because it protects them from the pain of reality, like playing “make-believe”. 

The approach to making this film different is that, despite the dark theme, it will bring a smile to your face. It has the feel of an adventure movie, a fun road trip mixed with beautiful landscape shots of our stunning country. There will be POV from the little boy’s perspective, inviting the viewer into the mindset of a child.

In the past year so many of us lost someone they loved. I want to honor their grief, let them know that they aren’t alone, and invite them to see this film in memory of them as well. I learned that the only way out (of grief) is through and hopefully my film will lift the viewers up and help confront and heal emotions that they may not be able to voice otherwise.

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MEET THE TEAM

 

ANDIE NAAR

Writer/ Producer/ Director

ROY SHELLEF

Co-Producer

CONRAD HUNZIKER III

Director of Photography

TIFFANY HUGHES

1st Assistant Director

MIKYLA JONCK

1st AC

ALEX ISKOUNEN

Casting Director

LOCATIONS

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LOCATION: 4 ACES MOVIE RANCH, PALMDALE, CA

A 1940s diner with Route 66 flair

Full crew and 5 actors will shoot
for one afternoon/evening on location.

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LOCATION: JOSHUA TREE, CA

A secluded place to catch the Sunrise

Crew and 2 actors will shoot
for one afternoon/evening on location.

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LOCATION: PRODUCTION STAGE, LOS ANGELES

Highway below a mesmerizing night sky

Full crew and 2 actors will shoot
for one day.

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LOCATION: SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE IN THOUSAND OAKS, CA

The lead character's charming home

Full crew and 4 actors will shoot
for two full days on location.