You’ve found Sound Asleep – A Short Film Comedy
This site is still a work in progress as we prepare to launch the final push of our funding campaign. You have found us in our infancy, a perfect time to get involved. While you are here, have a little read about the film.
I’m a part time insomniac. There, I said it. Dean is an insomniac too. And Sound Asleep is the story of the night Dean finally cracks.
Dean Just Can’t Sleep
Dean Peels is a self help writer who can’t seem to help himself. With that name maybe it was inevitable that his need for sleep would permeate his life. Even his motivational books are peppered with accidental references – titles like Wake Up And Smell Your Success, Get Up and Take Control of Your Future, and my personal favourite, Stop Dreaming – Start Winning.
Dean’s inability to sleep has driven his girlfriend away and his social skills have been destroyed. He now lives his life out of sync with the world, or at least in the wrong timezone. He never sees anyone else. But he hears them. Oh, he hears them alright! At least he thinks he does…
Tonight is the umpteenth time in a row that Dean is kept awake. But this night, Dean won’t take it lying down!
Not quite a silent film
Sound Asleep is a no-dialogue film, but not quite a silent movie. Sound design is central to the film as we hear all the noises that keep Dean awake, and he tries to work out how to deal with them. The performance is influenced by the golden age of silent comedy, and the physical comedy of Rowan Atkinson, but brought bang up to date. It’s a strikingly unusual take on a subject that has affected most of us at one time or another. It’s stylish, witty and universal.
Funding and Shooting Status
Sound Asleep is the second independent short comedy written and directed by Nadaav, after 2010′s The Opera Singer. Producers Ajay Arora, Paul Giordani and junior producer Shyam Popat are now driving the project forward, and production is set for summer 2013. The project is partially funded and with the help of Annie Rowe we are currently casting the role of Dean.
If you want to know more or get involved, drop us a line. You could also have a look at our Be A Part Of It page, which outlines our current opportunities – at the moment financiers, exec producers and production designers. We’d also love to hear from artists (digital, drawing etc).
Product Placement and Branding Opportunities
The film has some product placement/branding opportunities, especially for sleep spas/sleep centres, and other sleep related products (sleeping pills, remedies and aids, bedding and mattress brands, ear plug brands, sleep clinics etc). Please get in touch if you are interested in this unique branding and sponsorship opportunity.