SynopsisA mother's hopes and dreams for her family collapse when her son enters the world of drug addiction. This is not a typical Greek household in America. The cross this woman bears is much too heavy, but she never gives up. The sun don't shine the same for this family as it shines for others.
Scott was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up the middle of five brothers. He began his interest in the entertainment industry when he was only twelve years old acting in local musicals and school plays. But his real love for film came when he was a freshman in high school where he was cast as a supporting lead in a feature film being shot around his town. After continuing acting for almost a decade, Scott moved to California and enrolled in the Art Institute of Los Angeles in Santa Monica studying to achieve a degree in digital filmmaking. Since then he has written and directed many short films, music videos, and commercials and has been a part of several exciting projects such as a feature film starring Andy Dick. On set, Scott has worked in every department imaginable from being a production assistant to a key grip or a camera operator, he always excels in whatever he does. He has earned his Associate's degree from the Art Institute and is near completion for his Bachelor's degree in video production with just his thesis film left to shoot in May 2012. Scott is a talented young writer, director and editor poised to make an impact in the film industry.
Pete was born in Worcester, Massachusetts to Greek parents Helen and Hercules. Both parents were in the pizza/restaurant business. He split most of his childhood between Worcester, Greece and North Smithfield, Rhode Island. He went on to attend Assumption College in Worcester, MA where he studied Psychology. After college Pete moved to California and studied at the New York Film Academy. He then spent four years at the Beverly Hills Playhouse where he studied with Gary Grossman and Rob Brownstein. He had a successful run in David Lindsey-Abaire's Pulitzer winning play "Rabbit Hole" at the Skylight Theater in Los Angeles, directed by Allen Barton playing the tormented teenager Jason. Stamatelatos is a huge New England sports fan, also a fan of the Greek football club Panathinaikos. With "Sun Don't Shine For Us" Pete makes his directorial debut.
Director of Photography
Originally from Arvin, California Rolando moved to Los Angeles when he was 18 to pursue his passion as a cinematographer. He first came across his talent when taking a freshman video production class. Rolando quickly mastered his camera and was offered a job at the local television station by his video production instructor. Later a spokesman representing the Arts Institute of California introduced the idea of making films. Now, after four years of film school and endless back to back projects, Rolando has proven himself as a film maker and with much integrity. Recently found interest in making films and music videos, and continues his search for perfection and knowledge.
Joey Allen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was moved to Lewisville, North Carolina at the tender age of 8. He attended the prestigious Forbush High School in the wealthy town of East Bend, North Carolina. He was influenced by teacher Rusty Hopkins to get involved in the arts. After graduating, he got started doing extra work on the Creek; "Dawson's Creek". He attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. After writing his first short in the early 2000's starring international superstars Anthony Sandoval and Joel Dias Dos Santos, he turned his focus to writing and producing. He also speaks in third person.