Sundowners was released in Canada at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto on August 25, 2017. The film was subsequently released on iTunes Canada in September. The film saw its U.S. theatrical and digital release via The Orchard and Factory 25 in December 2017.

The film is the latest feature from Toronto-based filmmaker, Pavan Moondi, who wrote, directed, and edited it. It is his follow-up to last year’s festival hit, DIAMOND TONGUES, which was distributed by Factory 25 in the US and Mongrel Media in Canada to rave reviews.

The Story

Filming weddings is a thankless job, so when Alex and Justin get the chance to shoot a destination wedding in Mexico, they take the opportunity to escape their sheltered lives – but with their boss playing fast and loose with the details, they’ll be lucky to even find it.

The film stars stand-up comedian and Comedy Cellar regular, Phil Hanley (Comedy Central Presents…), and lead singer of the popular band Born Ruffians, Luke Lalonde. Tim Heidecker (The Comedy, Tim and Eric) also stars as part of a strong supporting cast primarily consisting of comedians and musicians, including Diamond Tongues‘ star and July Talk singer Leah Fay Goldstein and Islands’ frontman Nick Thorburn, who also scored the picture.

Written, Directed and Edited by Pavan Moondi

Produced by Julia Rosenberg, Tyler Levine, Brian Robertson

Cinematography by Peter Dreimanis (Home) / A A Scott Mclellan (Mexico)

Music by Nick Thorburn


Phil Hanley
(Comedy Cellar, Comedy Central Presents, @Midnight, Seth Meyers)

Luke Lalonde
(Born Ruffians)

Tim Heidecker
(Tim & Eric, The Comedy, On Cinema)

Nick Thorburn
(Islands, The Unicorns)

Nick Flanagan
(Diamond Tongues)

Leah Fay Goldstein
(Diamond Tongues, July Talk)

Jackie Pirico
(Laugh Sabbath)

Cara Gee
(Strange Empire, The Expanse)

David John Phillips
(Diamond Tongues)

Chris Locke
(Laugh Sabbath)

James Hartnett
(Laugh Sabbath)

Anna Maguire
(Your Mother and I)

SUNDOWNERS is a January Films production in association with Carousel Pictures, Daylight on Mars Pictures and Burning Blue. The film is distributed in Canada by Search Engine Films with Submarine Entertainment acting as Sales Agent.

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