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Project of the Day: Asleep Ben Just Fell in Love with Allison in 'Sleepwalkers'

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 11, 2013 at 5:08PM

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.
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"Sleepwalkers"

Tweetable Logline: 

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.

Elevator Pitch:

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.

Production Team:

Crew

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)

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Cast

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

Current Status:

Post-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website

Kickstarter Page

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