sleeper

Another 48 Hour Film Project film from the vault for you to enjoy.

This film, oh man, what a ride. 
Sleeper was the first film I directed in the Minneapolis area and it's success during the competition was the reason I ended up making the move from Fargo, ND to Minneapolis, MN.

Another collaboration with Ben Efron, Director of Photography, Dustin Solmonson, Editor, and this time our old friend Max Heesch took on the challenge of writing.

This weird little film was selected for the Best of the Fest screening and won the award for Best Cinematography. We had some serious fun with Lensbaby for that sweet tilt shift effect and threw in a slider for good measure.

The location was Dustin's hunting cabin about 90 minutes outside of the city. I do not recommend making any lengthy drives during a 48 Hour Film Challenge, but we did it and we all survived. 

Bonus points to the lead, Sarah, for being totally badass and having to deal with some serious tick action.

For your enjoyment: