Sonnie (2020)

Sonnie (2020)

Directed by Sam Miroi

For Deon “Sonnie” Casey, life has not gone according to plan. Raised by his grandmother after the death of his parents, Deon is now a single parent himself, working over 60 hours a week. Despite setbacks, Deon is determined to provide a better life for his son. Finding strength and solace in competitive weightlifting and his work at the YMCA, Deon pushes onward in hope that things will get better. SONNIE is an intimate, verite documentary short that illuminates determination, redemption, and fatherhood.

Official Selection + Awards

  • Chattanooga Film Festival (in partnership with Microsoft) (2020)

  • Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (2020)

  • Julien Dubuque International Film Festival (2021)

  • United Nations Association Film Festival (2020)

  • Golden Door International Film Festival (2021)

  • Gasparilla International Film Festival (2020)

  • Heartland Film Festival* + Indy Shorts* (2020) | Winner of the Indiana Spotlight Audience Choice Award

  • Maryland International Film Festival (2020)

  • Chagrin Documentary Film Festival (2020)

  • St. Louis International Film Festival* (2020)

  • Naples International Film Festival (2020)

  • Hoosier Films Annual Festival (2020)

  • SCAD Savannah Film Festival (2020)

  • Indie Memphis Film Festival (2020)

  • Global Impact Film Festival (2020)

  • Nevada City Film Festival (2020) | Screened in the Best of Fest Program

  • Hobnobben Film Festival (2020)

  • River Bend Film Festival (2020)

  • The Valley Film Festival (2020)

  • Bushwick Film Festival (2020)

  • Lone Star Film Festival (2020)

  • Charlotte Film Festival (2020)

  • Tallgrass Film Festival (2020)

  • Indy Film Fest (2020) | Winner of the Best Hoosier Lens Short Film Award

*Academy Award-Qualifying