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Indiewire Project of the Day: ‘Sun Belt Express’ An Illegal Immigration Road Trip Movie

Indiewire Project of the Day: 'Sun Belt Express' An Illegal Immigration Road Trip Movie

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“Sun Belt Express”

Tweet Sized Logline: 

An edgy comedy about illegal immigration, set on a catastrophic and unusual family road trip across the Mexican border.

The Elevator Pitch: 

“Sun Belt Express” is an edgy, heartwarming comedy about illegal immigration, set to the south of Tucson in the Sonoran Desert. The story follows Allen King, an offbeat ethics professor who ends up on a run across the Mexican border with his conservative teenage daughter in tow – and four illegal immigrants in the trunk. What follows is a family road trip where anything that can go wrong – does. And then some. Set on both sides of the border, the film is a testament to the enduring power of humor, even in the most trying of situations.

Production Team: 
Writer/Director: Evan Buxbaum
Producer: Iyabo Boyd

About the Production:

“How did a white kid from the not-so-mean-streets of the Upper West Side end up making a film about illegal immigration? The truth is – it found me. I’ve worked in several bars over the years, and many of my co-workers have been immigrants. I’ve heard the wildest stories, but perhaps the most shocking thing is that many of the stories were, against all odds, funny. It’s a remarkable, transformative sort of comedy, about the triumph of humor in the most difficult of situations, and I couldn’t help thinking: there’s a story in there that needs to be told.” — Evan Buxbaum

Current Status: 


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Kickstarter Page

Sun Belt Express Video Look Book from Evan Buxbaum on Vimeo.

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