Sunny Lane is inspired by true events discovered in a banker box of documents collecting dust in a case file warehouse. The events were documented in black and white, but the heart of the story is all the color that lies in between.
It’s Florida, the palm trees sway and the Circle K feet of Izzie and Eden dip into a cool spring. Together the girls explore their world that is filled with mermaids, astronauts and teal seas. They are interrupted by the blast of the space shuttle and realize they have forgotten to be home by 3pm. The warm blast of humidity hits the girls faces with reality.
Eden’s mother has paranoid schizophrenia and is struggling to keep herself together and Izzie’s mother has taken out her front teeth to service Big Red for rent. Izzie and Eden try to pull their mothers together but it is useless, HRS is already at their front door. The girls devise a plan to escape like little Macgyvers.
This is where the story begins….
Sunny Lane is about the exploration of growing up when you have no power in what is happening to you and the paths we take to survive into adulthood.