What is Between the Miles about?
After taking three homeless students off the streets of LA and into her care, a young music teacher must overcome her reckless tendencies when she is evicted, and forced to survive. Flora Simmons, a young musician, escapes a haunting past. Her life scars are not evidence of Imperfection; they are evidence of healing. She's been living in Los Angeles for a year. She can barely pay rent, barely keep a job, or any sustainable relationship. She is nowhere near making her music dreams come alive. We meet Flora at her lowest point. Despite the troubles she faces, she remains youthful. Perhaps, even a bit too much at times. She reluctantly takes a job as a guitar teacher through a foster center. Flora meets Shard, Chris and Jamal, three rambunctious foster teens who remind her so much of herself. As much trouble as they give her, Flora can't help but connect with them. Flora is happy for the first time and realizes they need her as much as she needs them. With the economic situation, this foster home is abruptly shut down due to a lack of funding. The center is closed and classes are canceled. Several of the youth are picked up by their social workers, some return to juvenile hall, others escape and go AWOL. Shard, Chris and Jamal make a break for the streets and run away. Flora finds herself without a job and disappointed with life once again. Flora roams the streets and bumps into the boys at a park. She uses her last pay check to treat the boys to a day of fun. As the boys become attached to Flora, she realizes she has to be stronger so she can care for them. She takes them in, feeds them, clothes them, and shelters them in her apartment. Flora gets an eviction notice and finds herself homeless with the teens. The tables turn. The boys now get to teach her how to survive on the streets. They can hardly make ends meet and battle everyday with the basic necessities. As the situation gets worse, Flora realizes she can't care for them any longer. She is faced with the decision of turning the boys back in to a place they desperately don't want to be in so they can be better cared for.