Sundowners Review: The Hollywood Reporter

Pavan Moondi’s low-key comedy has a plotline that wouldn’t be out of place in a mainstream Hollywood effort. But this Canadian indie mostly avoids the sort of vulgarisms attendant to films of that ilk, displaying a slyly droll humor that proves consistently engaging.

Interview: A Lot Like Going on Tour –

Actor Luke Lalonde and Director Pavan Moondi discuss their anti-wedding movie Sundowners, and the destination shoot in Colombia that almost killed them

Review: Sundowners serves up low key pleasures – NOW Magazine

Sundowners knows its heroes are dolts – inept with women, sloppy with their equipment, terrible at arranging wake-up calls. They’re doofuses but at least they’re trying, so we root for them to carve out one tiny victory somewhere, even though we know that’s probably not going to happen. But we can still laugh.

The Orchard and Factory 25 Team for Tim Heidecker Comedy, Sundowners

The Orchard and Factory 25 has announced that they will partner for the comedy Sundowners starring Tim Heidecker (The Comedy, Tim and Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie). The Orchard has acquired the U.S. and U.K. digital rights while Factory 25 has stepped up and will release the film theatrically in the U.S.

Interview: Why Sundowners – the kind of Cancon the industry needs – was so hard to get made

Despite this being Moondi’s third feature after two widely acclaimed projects (2015’s Diamond Tongues, 2014’s Everyday is Like Sunday), a solid reputation in an absurdly small industry, and a daring and fresh voice that’s the perfect antidote to decades of Cancon gripes, it is a minor miracle that Sundowners got made at all.

Review: Sundowners is a captivating, subversive blend of genres – The Globe and Mail

The vacation-gone-awry movie is a tried-and-tested formula. Ditto the bros-being-bros film. But when writer-director Pavan Moondi (Diamond Tongues) decided to combine the two genres with his new comedy Sundowners, he created something deliberately awkward and bravely subversive.


SUNDOWNERS is the third feature film from Pavan Moondi, who served as writer, director and editor.

The film stars stand-up comedian and Comedy Cellar regular Phil Hanley and musician Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians) – both making their acting debuts – and incredibly influential comedian/actor, Tim Heidecker (TIM & ERIC, THE COMEDY).

SUNDOWNERS was filmed primarily in Santa Marta, Colombia and supported by Telefilm Canada. The film was released at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in August 2017 and in New York City in December 2017. It is now available on iTunes and other digital/on demand services in Canada, The United States and United Kingdom (the latter two via its US/UK distributor The Orchard).

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Filmmaker Magazine: Q&A on Diamond Tongues, working with Tim Heidecker, and shooting quickly in Toronto

A Q&A with Filmmaker Magazine on the eve of Diamond Tongues’ US theatrical release. This Q&A was conducted via e-mail during the production of SUNDOWNERS in Colombia.