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Sleepwalkers is a feature length urban fantasy love story set in a world where after you go to sleep, you wake up as someone else.
Ben is a “Sleepwalker” – a secret alternate personality that takes over every night when his “Awake” self goes to sleep. Whereas “Awake Ben” is resigned to a life of monotony, “Asleep Ben” is determined to make the most of every night with his other “Sleepwalker” friends. But the lives of both Bens become complicated when Sleeping Ben falls for Allison, an “Awake” waitress at an all night diner, and the lines between their two worlds – previously so distinct – begin to blur.
Jason Merrin (Writer/Director) Rachel Liu (Producer) Nicolas DeMiranda (Director of Photography) Aaron Senser (Assistant Director) Ivan Moutinho (Boom Operator) Thomas Zaccheo (Sound Mixer) Andres Arias (Lighting Design) Jenna Merrin (Costume Designer) Alexandra Marsh (Hair and Makeup Artist)
Jeff Ronan as Ben Jessica DiGiovanni as Allison Ryan Nicolls as Trey Marco Torianni as Danny Ron Barba as Flynn Cristin Gallagher as Kate Linda Browne as Mrs. Collins Lauren Steffany as Kelsey Ryan Correll as Todd
About the Production:
“I wrote the first draft for Sleepwalkers a little over three years ago. It wasn’t my first feature length screenplay, but it was easily my favorite and the first that seemed filmable on my budget. I entered the first draft of the script in the 2011 Creative World Awards, where it won the Creative Concept Award. I got encouraged that this was an idea others might be interested in as well. I started saving up money, eventually gathering a team of talented friends and strangers dedicated to bringing this movie to life. We’re really excited about it.” — Jason Merrin