Always Shine

Synopsis: Best friends Anna and Beth take a weekend trip to Big Sur, hopeful to re-establish a bond broken by years of competition and jealousy. Tensions mount, however, leading to an unexpected yet inevitable confrontation, changing both of their lives...forever.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Sophia Takal
Production: Little Teeth Pictures
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
85 min

- Please don't kill me.

I'll do anything that you want.

Do you want to kiss me?

Is that what you want?

You want me to take

my clothes off?


You want to touch me?

You can touch me.

Is that what you like?

You want to see more?

- What's the matter?

- I'm sorry, I just...

- Adele told you there

was gonna be nudity, right?

- Yeah, we want to

make real sure that signal

doesn't get crossed.

- Yeah, no, I'm sorry.

- oh, she's wondering

if we needed her to--

- oh, you

mean like right now?

- Yeah, no.

That's not necessary.

- Okay.

- Yeah, we can see

how beautiful you are.

- No, look, it's...

We appreciate your

determination, but

she did tell you

that the nudity is fairly

extensive though, Adele, right?

- Um, she just said

that there was nudity.

- Nah, it's extensive.

- You're okay with that?

Is that?

- What we're

saying is we need someone

who's not gonna--

- yeah, we

cannot show up on set,

and have the girl just change

her mind at the last minute,

you know?

- Yeah, no.

Adele explained it to me.

- Okay, but

sometimes, even then,

the agent and manager

explain it, and then,

you gotta tell us now,

because this film,

the way we're gonna shoot's

gonna be very verite.

A lot of long takes.

It would, it has to be you.

It can't be a double.

- Don't worry, sweetheart.

We'll make sure

you look beautiful.

- Uh, yeah, no, that's fine.

That's fine.


should I?

- Yes, please.

- Can we go back?

- Sure.

Where are we going

back to, honey?

- Oh, um.

How about, "I'll do

anything you want?"

Is that okay?

- Yeah,

whatever, sweetheart.

It's all about you.

- You want to kiss me?

Is that what you want?

- You think I'm

gonna fall for that?

I don't know what

you want from me.

I'll take my clothes off.

You want to touch me?

You can touch me.

Yeah, you like that?

You want to see more?

You can see more.

Is that what you want?

You want me to take

my clothes off?

You want to touch me?

You can touch me.

Is that what you want?

It's just a couple of days.

- It's three nights.

Four days.

Movie you auditioned for today,

where does it shoot?

- Um, in Colombia.

- The country?

- No, the city, in Missouri.

- Is it a slasher film?

They're, what, meth addicts?

Zombie meth addicts on icicles?

Please tell me you're

not running around naked,

screaming and crying.

You're hiding your body from me?


You know, there's a

hundred art films.

If you want mine, i

can download right now,

where you had your

f***ing clothes off.

You know that, right?

What about it?

Are you getting

naked again, or what?

- I don't know.

I didn't read the whole script.

You want me to cancel my trip?

- No.

I'm sorry.

I'm a jerk.

- I just feel like a bad friend.

- Hey, stop talking like that.

You're a good friend.

The two of you will go

away, have a nice time.

It'll be good for you.


I like Anna.

- No you don't.

- I do.

- You think she's a bully.

- She's a little intense.

Just, the whole career

obsession thing.

I just don't know if it's

such a great influence

for you to be

around, that's all.

But I like Anna.

- You're a terrible liar.

Maybe that's why I trust you.

- You trust me?

- Mm-hmm.

- Big mistake. Big mistake.


- Hmm?

- Sorry for the way i

talked to you before.

It wasn't nice.

Wish it didn't bother

me so much, but it does.

I'm sorry.

- I mean, do you think that

i like to take my clothes off

in a room full of hot

lights and total strangers?

- If you don't,

why do you do it?

- What's this?

The guy who gave me the

estimate said my spark plugs

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Lawrence Michael Levine

Lawrence Michael Levine is an American actor, writer, and filmmaker, best known for writing and directing the films Gabi on the Roof in July and Wild Canaries. more…

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