About our Film
Jasey Rae - a Midwest native and NIU Communications student with a passion for online fandom - travels to Los Angeles to research famous YouTube personality known only as Lincoln for her thesis project on social media. The relationship between fan and creator soon becomes a complicated entanglement as the pair begin developing both a new web series and a romantic bond that causes each to examine the way they project themselves online and imagine one another. All is not as it seems, and as the two spend more and more time together, documenting the cities famous landmarks for their YouTube channel, Jasey and Lincoln begin to unravel secrets about who the other truly is. Set in Los Angele’s emerging YouTube Community, Sunset Rock is a romantic coming-of-age story, dealing issues of celebrity worship, first love, and disillusionment -- reminiscent of films like Once, Frances Ha, and Like Crazy. It stars Andrew Nowak of Lincoln, Nebraska and Megan Baim of Crested Butte, Colorado, and is written/directed by Marc Wilkinson of Ottawa, Illinois.