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An Insomniac's Nightmare (2003)

A night in the life of a young chronic insomniac suffering from tormented delusions and frightening visions of his past.

Director:

Reese Nanavati (as Tess Nanavati)

Writer:

Reese Nanavati (as Tess Nanavati)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dominic Monaghan ... Jack
Daniel Burke Daniel Burke ... Lonnie
Ellen Sachs Ellen Sachs ... The Girl
Alex Scelso Alex Scelso ... The Boy
Stuart Emmons Stuart Emmons ... Kid
Tad Joseph Wells Tad Joseph Wells ... The Dog (voice)
Zoe Johnson Zoe Johnson ... Kid
Anne Thompson Anne Thompson ... Kid
Maya Johnson Maya Johnson ... Kid
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Storyline

This unique short film follows the night of a young British insomniac named Jack, narrated almost hour by hour from a first hand perspective. You see what he sees, you feel what he feels, you experience the horrible delusions and the verge of insanity as he struggles to find the thinning line between reality and the subconscious. Written by Anonymous

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When reality is a distant hallucination...

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Drama | Short | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$20,000 (estimated)
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Jagged Edge Films See more »
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Color
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Goofs

When Jack is changing after the shower, he collapses onto the bed without a shirt on. But when he jumps back up, he is wearing a shirt. A few shots later when he answers the door, he is once again shirtless. Then he puts on that same shirt in the very next scene and wears it for the rest of the film. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Every sound is magnified. Every shadow you see on the wall might come to life at any moment. A shattered bottle five blocks away might be someone breaking into your house. It's paranoia.
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Followed by Sickness (2005) See more »

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short, creepy, and pretty good
5 October 2005 | by TariskatSee all my reviews

This is one of the first independent movies I've ever seen. For such a very low budget, it was done well; as an insomniac myself, I can sympathize with the main character, although my sleeping problems have never been as intense or as disturbing.

Well directed, well acted, of a subject that I haven't seen much in theaters, lighting and set both perfect for the movie setting. There are few noticeable goofs, but they may be intended; you'll see after you watch the movie. The movie is very personal, and worth watching twice. No movie is flawless, but a Hollywood version couldn't do the story better. all in all, 8/10.


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