Allen King has a Problem.
Actually, he has a few. Fired for plagiarizing a student’s work, Allen (Tate Donovan) has hit rock bottom. Almost. Living in sunny Arizona, he now shuttles immigrants across the Mexican border in the trunk of his beat up Volvo - for cash to pay his ex-wife's expenses (Rachael Harris). But it’s only a matter of time before Allen's life catches up with him - and rapidly devolves into chaos as both his pregnant Mexican girlfriend (Ana de la Reguera) and his teenage daughter (India Ennenga) land in his car during an illegal run across the border - along with three undocumented immigrants in the trunk.
Four years ago, Gregorio Castro, Chance Mullen, and I sat down to write a film about immigration that explored it from a new angle. We wanted to approach the tensions of the borderland and the surrounding communities by exploring those often divisive lines - through humor. We wanted to do something we hadn't seen done before, something fresh. With the help and collaboration of over 150 people and 15 organizations, across 8 states, and with the unbelievable generosity and guidance of another 850+ supporters at various stages throughout the process, we have finally arrived, four years later, with our feature film - Sun Belt Express. It's a comedy about the lines that divide us, and the often absurd lengths people must go to in order to cross them. - Evan Wolf Buxbaum
Title Photo by Stonestreet Creative