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Arizona-made film to make world debut in Scottsdale


PHOENIX — Arizona movie fans will have a chance to view a film that was shot in their own backyard when “Sweet Sunshine” makes its world premiere at Roadhouse Cinemas in Scottsdale in March.

The romantic musical drama stars John Way and Savanah McMahon – both graduates of Saguaro High School in Scottsdale – and tells the story of a young superstar who suffered a tragedy that will change his life forever after his rise to fame caused a rift with his father. A chance meeting with a talented young woman could give him the strength he needs to believe in himself again.

The soundtrack consists of catchy, inspirational country pop songs.

“Sweet Sunshine” will run from March 13 to March 19, with tickets going on sale March 9.

According to a news release, the film was shot in several locations across Arizona, including at one of the largest privately-owned log cabins in North America located in Heber.

“We loved the locations, from mountains to desert. Arizona has it all in one state,” Producer of the film Craig McMahon said in the release. “Other states offered tax incentives but we shot here because of locations and access to fantastic local talent.”

A premiere party will be held on Saturday, March 14. Cast and crew will be in attendance, with a Q&A taking place after the screenings.

According to the official website, the movie will be coming soon to major streaming platforms.

Visit the official website for more information and to listen to the movie’s soundtrack.

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