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In the near future, scientists have discovered dangerous abnormalities within our sun. The gas giant has become increasingly unstable and has begun expelling deadly solar flares bound for earth. As mankind is helpless to stop the coming solar event, people across the world scramble to make peace during earth’s last moments. Sundown is about one man’s quest to make peace with his own past before time runs out. Through coming to the aid of a family in need, Theo Hannah races against the apocalypse to redeem the sins of his past.

After being released from prison after a five-year sentence, Theo begins a journey to redemption at Earth’s most desperate hour. Shortly into his travels, Theo comes across the Martin family who are greatly in need of a savior. Rebecca Martin has been seriously injured in a horrific accident and it is now up to Theo to help the family reach safety in a nearby shelter.

During Theo’s travels with the Martin family, it is revealed that he has just been released from prison. Upon learning this news, Kyle Martin insists that Theo immediately leave the family alone. However, the rapidly escalating solar event causes Theo to jump into action and come to the aid of the Martin family once more.

Theo sees the Martins to safety and continues on his own personal journey. Just as the solar event is reaching its height, Theo comes to his destination. Finally at his place of peace, Theo can spend his last moments at the grave of his wife and daughter.

  • Zachary Simon
  • Zachary Simon
  • D.J. Rivera
  • David Rose
    Key Cast
  • David Raizor
    Key Cast
  • Yeselie Denise
    Key Cast
  • Serena Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Cesar Perez
    Key Cast
  • Audrey Dempster
    Key Cast
  • Tyler Suggs
    Production Designer
  • Matt Lynn
    Director of Photography
  • Tyler Suggs
    1st Assistant Director
  • Bill Benton
    Re-Recording Mixer
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  • Michael Orlowski
    Re-Recording Mixer
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  • Dave Schmela
    Supervising Sound Editor
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  • Colin Hart
    Sound Mixer
    To Write Love on Her Arms, Missionary
  • D.J. Rivera
    Post Production Supervisor
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    1,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Sony F65
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Los Angeles Urban Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    January 1, 2016
    California Premiere
    Special Jury Award
  • Craft Film Festival
    St. Petersburg, FL
    November 21, 2015
    Florida Premiere
    Nominated "Best Student Film"
  • Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival
    Tampa Bay, FL
    December 4, 2015
  • Rhode Island Comic Con Film Festival
    Providence, Rhode Island
    November 7, 2015
    New England Premiere
  • International Online Webfest
    London, UK
    February 21, 2016
    London Premiere
    "Best Makeup and Hairstyling"
Director Biography - Zachary Simon

Zachary Simon is a filmmaker from Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama, graduating with a degree in History. He then went on to receive a Master’s of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from Full Sail University. Sundown is his first film. Zachary’s wide and varied interests range from blockbuster films to obscure college football trivia. His background in history and political science has uniquely shaped his perspective on filmmaking. He is currently working on penning his next film.

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Director Statement

"Sundown is a film about many themes; family, heroism, redemption, just to name a few. But above all else, the question that we as filmmakers wanted to communicate to the audience is “What would you do with your last seconds? 'Would you take care of your family? 'Would you rise to the occasion?" We want the audience to watch the characters in the film and challenge themselves with these questions. Sundown is a story of second chances and heroic acts with a significant message that audiences won’t forget."