It’s Florida, 1987. Clear blue skies and aquamarine water. Izzie and Eden, two cousins born six months apart are as close as the cross they prick their fingers with, best friends forever, blood sisters for life. Eden, the child of a schizophrenic prostitute. Izzie, the daughter of a drug addicted alcoholic. Two girls experiencing rites of passage, in a violent storm of abuse, while growing up in the foster care system.
Inspired by true events, these were the cold hard facts found in black and white documents that sat in six banker boxes in a warehouse collecting dust, but the story of Sunny Lane is all the color that lies in between. Their sense of humor, their natural ability to find the light through the ever growing dark tunnel- together it’s sunny days and clear blue skies, but when Eden’s mother has a severe schizophrenic episode, the girls are separated into the foster care system. Together, they devise schemes to escape this imprisoned life.
Eden is good and loves her mother unconditionally with no judgement, but she is conflicted about God. She searches for her place in the world, wanting peace and home.