Five college students on a backwoods excursion encounter a deadly, nocturnal presence. As horrific events unfold, the group joins forces with a town local and a prison escapee and attempt to survive the night.
Key People (cast, crew, etc.):
Ansley Gordon, Ben Evans, Doo Doo Brown, Ben Owen, Tommy Goodman, Dale DaBone, J LaRose
Why did you decide to submit to FirstGlance?
FirstGlance seemed like a great west coast fit for our film. The venue is awesome, the festival is in its 16th year (which is always a great sign), and they seemed to have an appreciation for truly independent films.
Will someone from your team be attending FirstGlance?
Yes, many of our cast & crew now live in LA, such as lead actress Ansley Gordon, actor/producer/1st AD Ben Evans, and SPFX artists Carson & Teri Griffin.
What is something you feel is important for our readers to know about your film?
Our film is a darkly comedic homage to 80’s creature features. It doesn’t play out like a silly spoof, although there are sporadic moments of self-awareness. If you’re a fan of classic horror from that era, you’ll definitely appreciate Sleepwalkers.
What should viewers expect from your film?
Blood, laughs, an extremely eclectic cast, awesome creature SPFX, and an unexpected ending (which I guess won’t be so unexpected if you read this!).
Do you have any production stories our readers might enjoy?
We had virtually no money for 2nd unit shooting, so rather than re-booking some of our pricier locations, we shot in front of a lime green bed sheet from Target & composited the footage over background frames from the previous round of production. So far not one viewer has been able to tell the difference between our original & green-screened shots. Also, we shot some of our scenes with a Blackmagic Pocket mounted on top of a Red Scarlet in order to score wides & close-ups in one take. It was a cumbersome rig, but part of the reason we have so many cuts throughout the film!
Where can our readers find more information about your film?
We’re mostly posting updates at facebook.com/sleepwalkersthemovie
“First Glance at FirstGlance” is a feature we will be running up to the FirstGlance Film Festival April 15-17 in Los Angeles. We will be giving you the info you need to know to about the great films you’ll be able to see, while also getting you excited and ready for the fest! If you’d like more information or to purchase tickets, visit their website.
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