Official US Trailer for Crime Drama 'West of Sunshine' from Australia

January 8, 2019
Source: YouTube

West of Sunshine Trailer

"Are these men bad?" "It's a bit tricky…" Uncork'd Entertainment has just debuted an official US trailer for a crime drama titled West of Sunshine set in Australia, the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Jason Raftopoulos. This premiered at the Venice Film Festival back in 2017, but is just now getting a very small released in the US. The film is about a father who has less than a day to pay back a debt to a violent loan shark, while his relationship with his young son is tested as his plans fall apart. Damian Hill stars as Jim, along with Ty Perham, Kat Stewart, Arthur Angel, Eliza D'Souza, and Kaarin Fairfax. This already opened in Australia last year and is heading to VOD here soon, for those interested in it. One of the quotes mentions Animal Kingdom, which is an exceptional Oz crime drama, but I don't think this one is that good.

Here's the official US trailer (+ original poster) for Jason Raftopoulos' West of Sunshine, from YouTube:

West of Sunshine Poster

Separated from his family and caught in a cycle of gambling and debt, Jim has less than a day to repay a violent loan shark. His day is turned upside down when he must look after his young son, Alex. Jim's relationship with his son is tested as his plans to pay back the loan fail. When his last desperate effort to repay the debt puts his son's life at risk, he must make a choice between his past and a second chance at life. West of Sunshine is written and directed by actor-turned-filmmaker Jason Raftopoulos, making his feature directorial debut after a few shorts previously. This premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2017, and played at a few other international festivals. Uncork'd Entertainment will finally release Raftopoulos' West of Sunshine in select US theaters on January 18th this month, then on VOD starting January 22nd.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


It looks okay. Probably one of those films that has some standout moments, but ultimately it ends up being forgotten...

THE_RAW_ on Jan 8, 2019


Drama looks decent. Hardly have time for decent these days.

DAVIDPD on Jan 8, 2019


I'm kinda tired of those films where one needs to do something with the criminal and for me to keep floating above the surface. It looks nicely done, but still, it's a bit of a bore too ...

shiboleth on Jan 8, 2019


Wait.. So this is not staring Rob Schneider ? This dude looks just like him on the poster lol. Especially that top screen shot.

Shawn Cowan on Jan 12, 2019

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