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Always Shine

Directed by Sophia Takal
86 min / 2016 / USA / English / Psychological Thriller
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Two actresses embark on a road trip to Big Sur to mend their damaged friendship, but jealousy begins to open old wounds in this twisted thriller about obsession, fame, and femininity.


Director: Sophia Takal (Green)
Writer: Lawrence Michael Levine
Producers: Lawrence Michael Levine, Sophia Takal, Pierce Varous
Cinematographer: Mark Schwartzbard
Editor: Zach Clark
Composer: Michael Montes
Sound Designer: Gene Park
Production Designer: Lanie Faith Marie Overton


Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049, The Martian)
Caitlin FitzGerald (Masters of Sex)
Lawrence Michael Levine (Wild Canaries)
Alex Koch (Under the Dome)
Jane Adams (Hung)


Tribeca Film Festival
Montclair Film Festival
Venice Days


Best Actress, US Narrative Competition - Tribeca Film Festival
Special Jury Prize - IFFBoston
Special Jury Prize: Direction - Montclair Film Festival
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