Directed by Tate Bunker
Written by Susan Kerns
11-year old Ruth (Hannah Obst), nicknamed “Red” for her hair and color choice of clothing, runs away from home after her parents, who promised to take her to Cumberland Island, Florida, change their minds and enroll her in Girl’s Winter Scout Camp instead. Red decides to make the trip to Florida from Wisconsin herself and, using her sister’s ID, books and boards a flight for Daytona Beach, Florida. While at the airport she catches the attention of Lou (Mark Metcalf), a man with a little too much interest in what Red is up to, and where she is heading.
Once at Daytona Beach, Red finds herself struggling to survive. Sleeping on the beach overnight works at first, but she can’t sustain the early success of her adventures as the reality of her situation starts to set in. Worst of all, Lou has noticed that Red isn’t actually visiting her grandmother, and has other disturbing plans for Red. Luckily, before Lou can realize whatever sick ideas he has about Red, she strikes up a friendship with local surfer Kayla (Paige Bunker), who becomes Red’s traveling partner as they continue Red’s plan to visit Cumberland Island.
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