Updated on April 2, 2018, 5:05 PM - Written by Tim Buttner
Recently I had the pleasure to sit down and watch Sunset, the endearing second feature effort from Director Jamison M. LoCascio. This was a movie that as you'll read in the plot line down below covers a lot of well thought out scenarios. It is a valiant narrative that will resonate with audiences. The plot follows "A diverse group of people grapple with the imminent probability of a nuclear strike on the east coast."
Covering the perspective that writers Adam Ambrosio and Jamison M. LoCascio thought to cover was bold. It's not often that an elderly cast would be so predominant in a film from such a young filmmaker. The decision pays off, and is very satisfying. The writing is filled with naturalistic dialogue which lends to the great performances. The team handle the story with great care and ensure that despite the low budget of the film the main focus is on the characters and what is happening between them. It is pleasant to have a focus on the human emotion within the major theme narrative.
There are some caveats to having it be low budget that are easily ignored by the gripping human emotion. The evacuation scenes do lack the sense of a greater population due to the budget restrictions and being unable to display a mass evacuation on screen easily. However, this isn't an issue. The audience's focus and emotional connection is with the characters that were introduced in the beginning and have been the core of the film's journey. Never is the suspension of disbelief lost due to the low budget nature of the movie.
The movie is well shot and edited in a way for the audience to experience the touching and emotional performances from the wonderful ensemble cast. This results in genuine characters that you care about. The relevancy to the today's c...