Cleveland International Film Festival } March 25 – April 5, 2020 } Tower City Cinemas

West of Sunshine


Year: 2017
Run Time: 78 minutes

West of Sunshine
West of Sunshine
West of Sunshine
West of Sunshine

Things haven’t been going well for Jim. His gambling habit has put him deep into debt. Because of this, he’s now separated from his wife, and his young son Alex doesn’t think much of him. While these realities are certainly unsettling, there’s a more pressing matter at play. If he doesn’t pay back his loan shark in one day, his life will literally be over. And just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse, Jim’s wife needs him to watch their son. Of all days. With no other option, he’s forced to bring Alex along for what will become an extremely dangerous and risky ride. Jim spends the day exhausting every resource he can. From trying to borrow money from ex-girlfriends to delivering drugs, the amount of precarious situations packed into mere hours is mind-blowing. He even resorts back to gambling, only to make matters worse. As he and Alex begin to bond, he realizes there’s more at stake than he thought. Can Jim save the day? WEST OF SUNSHINE is an action-packed adventure about a father’s journey to finally put his family first. —E.F.

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International Narrative Competition


Jason Raftopoulos

Jason Raftopoulos was born in 1970 in Australia. He worked in theater in New York for over ten years before attending Swinburne’s Film and Television School. His award-winning projects have screened in festivals throughout Australia and internationally.


Alexandros Ouzas, Jason Raftopoulos

Jason Raftopoulos

Thom Neal

Paul Rowe

Principal Cast
Damian Hill, Ty Perham, Kat Stewart, Arthur Angel, Tony Nikolakopoulos

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