The production quality and artistry of the film are high, even though the budget was low, which shows how deeply everyone cared, especially the 29-year-old director. The cinematography is gorgeous, shot on 18 mm film with lovely color, tones, and graininess.
The film centers on a father and daughter who live off the grid on a small Louisiana island. The little girl who plays the heroine is a pure natural - she gave an amazing performance. The story could be criticized for romanticizing poverty, sustenance living, and even alcoholism, but I see the film as acknowledging the beauty unique to a certain lifestyle and the dignity of the people who live it. Plus, I am a bit of a romantic myself when it comes to art, so I give a lot of leeway to a story told with beauty and passion. If you can find this film at a theater near you, I highly recommend watching it on the big screen.