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A single father deals with the balance of raising his daughter and navigating his newly out gay dating life.

Starring: Todd A. Robinson as Steve and Hannah R. Loyd (from NBC's Grimm) as Ava 

2018 north carolina gay+lesbian Film Festival: official selection

2018 klamath independent Film Festival: official selection

2018 Taos pride film fest: official selection

2018 cinema diverse the palm springs lgbtq film festival: official selection

2018 out on film atlanta lgbt film festival: official selection

2018 Queen city film festival: official selection

2018 outreels cincinnati film festival: official selection

2018 great lakes international film festival: best lgbt short nomination

2018 Portland film festival: official selection

2018 San Antonio QFest-LGBT International Film Festival: Official selection

2019 corvallis queer Film Festival: Official selection




  • Director|Producer: Devin Tau

  • Executive Producers: Brian M. Riney, Gary Mui

  • Screenwriter|Assistant Director: Josh Young

  • Director of Photography: Justin Rapp

  • Production|Costume Designer: Nevada Lacy

  • Casting Director: Steven Englund

  • Associate Producer: Max Bley-Male

  • Gaffer: Zach De Hart

  • VFX Superviser: Nick Loy

  • Assistant Camera: Robert M. Caldwell, Gus McTigue

  • Assistant Gaffer: Daniel Lambert

  • Key Grip: Liz Haan

  • Grip: Chris Diana-Peebles

  • Grip: Luke Kennedy

  • Location Sound: Evan Grady

  • Makeup Department Head: Sara Dickman

  • Assistant Makeup: Crystal Sanchez

  • Production Design Assistant: Steph Caronna

  • Key Production Assistant: Jared Lingle

  • Production Assistant: Alex Paiz

  • Behind the Scenes Video: Hunter Hartz

  • Still Photographer: Silvia V. Guevara

Post Production

Background children actors

  • Paige Houghton

  • Scarlett Kaneshi

  • Sebastian Kaneshi

  • Violet Steele

  • Addie Taylor

Background actors

  • Samantha Abbatiello

  • Joanne Bayless

  • Liffany Chan

  • Tristan Decker

  • Jenn Dolan

  • Matt Dougal

  • Steven Englund

  • Stephanie Foyer

  • Faisal Ghazi

  • Ian Hanrahan

  • Mae Henderson

  • Kristi Kaneshi

  • Willie Little

  • Nick Loy

  • Bryan Minus

  • Matt George Moore

  • Nancy Ortiz Mendoza

  • Wen Qin

  • Mark Redding

  • Bella Reese

  • Conor Sass

  • Nadia Shaik

  • Scott Sholar

  • Kyle Smith

  • Sarah Smith

  • Olivia Stackhouse

  • Jordan Stromvig

  • Tamara Szalewski

  • Arianna Thomas

  • Jacqi Tull

  • Sonachi Umeh

Special thanks to gold unicorn club members

  • Dr. Benton Giap

  • Jeremy and Sarah Parks

Special thanks to silver unicorn club members

  • Dr. Michael Jeng

  • Tom Marlitt

  • Dr. Susie Woo

Special thanks to unicorn club members

  • Kirk Bradshaw

  • Joseph Cooper

  • Darrell Kundel

  • James Olson

  • Jun Ryu

  • Jonathan Streeter

  • Benjamin and Alma Tau

  • Edward Tau

Special thanks

in-kind donation thanks


Special thanks to sag-aftra


copyright @ 2018 No sunrise Wasted. all rights reserved.


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  • The story, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious.

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