Poor and a young single mother -- neither, of course, by choice -- Danette is trapped in the cyclical hell of a battered-down life. The money she makes as a hairdresser goes immediately back into her rent (which she's chronically two months late on), her self-image (which she's increasingly unsatisfied with), booze (which there's never enough of), but none of it to her 15-year-old daughter Kallie, who she wishes would finally "just grow the hell up." But when Kallie goes missing in a city gripped with terror over the recent murders of teenage runaways, Danette will inch towards the revelation that her choices have had consequences, and that she is a mother, whether she wanted to be one or not.
Amy Seimetz is an actress/writer/director whose directorial debut feature, Sun Don't Shine, won a special jury prize at South by Southwest and was nominated for a Gotham Award. She was featured in Variety's "Actors to Watch" for leading roles in both Upstream Color and Pit Stop, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Seimetz also stars in Christopher Guest's series Family Tree as the love interest to Chris O'Dowd. The Hollywood Reporter listed her as one of the breakout stars of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for her starring performance opposite Scoot McNairy in The Off Hours, and the Los Angeles Times called her the "2011 Indie Film MVP."