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In My Sleep Music Video Debuts
To promote the expansion of In My Sleep into more theaters across the country, Filmmaker Allen Wolf produced and directed a music video based on the movie's theme song which was created by the indie rock band DamesViolet. The video reunited Allen with the director of photography from In My Sleep, Michael Hardwick.
Shot on a soundstage in North Hollywood, the video features Boom Kat, an award-winning dance theatre company. Allen and his wife recently saw Boom Kat's sold-out show, Neverwonderland, and Allen thought they would be perfect for the video.
"I wanted to illustrate the themes from the movie through dance and I knew this talented dance theatre company would be perfect for it." Allen remarks. He worked closely with Lili Fuller who choreographed the dance sequences utilizing ten dancers. The video stars Joe Sofranko who plays Philip Winchester's alter ego in the video's dream sequence. Click here to view the music video.
Orlando Film Festival Names In My Sleep Best Feature Finalist
Filmmaker Allen Wolf traveled to Orlando, Florida, where he screened In My Sleep to an enthusiastic audience. "It was so much fun to show the movie to these folks. They asked lots of great questions and loved the movie." Allen comments. The Orlando Film Festival named In My Sleep as one of five finalists for Best Feature Film.
In My Sleep Wins Audience Award, Named Finalist for Best Feature
In My Sleep played at the Kansas International Film Festival where it won the Audience Award and was a finalist for "Best Feature." Filmmaker Allen Wolf traveled to Kansas to do a Q&A after the movie. "It was great to experience the film with this audience." Allen comments. "They jumped, screamed and laughed at all the right places."
In My Sleep Wakes Up Dayton
In My Sleep screened in Dayton, Ohio, to big crowds and a sold out opening night show. There was major support throughout the city as evidenced by the yard signs residents placed in their front lawns to cheer on the film. Audience members gathered after the first two nights to celebrate the premiere in a nearby pub. The audience continued to increase throughout the week which means word was spreading!
The movie was chosen as the top event to do for the weekend by the Dayton Daily News which featured an interview with Allen. The reviewer for the Dayton City Paper wrote that In My Sleep "would certainly make Hitchcock and even Shakespeare quite proud."
In My Sleep's success in Dayton made it possible for the movie to continue to screen in more theaters throughout the country. Thanks, Dayton!
In My Sleep Star Appears on Fringe and Alice
While you're waiting for In My Sleep to open in your city, there are other ways to see our lead actor, Philip Winchester. He currently appears on Fringe on Fox and on Syfy's Alice which was recently released on DVD. He is currently shooting a new series in Ireland, Camelot, which will debut on Starz in early 2011.
In My Sleep takes the Special Jury Prize at Las Vegas Film Festival
In My Sleep screened at the Las Vegas film festival on June 4-6 and was awarded the festival's Special Jury Prize, making it the top feature film at the event!
iTunes Features In My Sleep Trailer
iTunes is featuring the new trailer for In My Sleep as well as a behind-the-scenes video. Check it out here.
First Review for In My Sleep Soundtrack
We just got our first review for Conrad Pope's score for In My Sleep. 10 out of 10 stars! The reviewer calls the music "incredible" and says "it is one of the finest scores I've heard in a very long time." He goes on to say "to be honest, I could have written a glowing passage for almost every track on this album, but have instead concentrated on those that truly stand out. Watch out for Conrad Pope's name in the future - if this score doesn't give him the recognition he rightly deserves, I don't know what will." Read the review here. The In My Sleep soundtrack is now available on iTunes.
Sleepwalking Murder Case in Colorado
I just got word about this sleepwalking murder case in Colorado:
A psychiatrist testified that a Colorado teen was sleepwalking when he allegedly shot and killed his 9-year-old brother and wounded and stabbed his mother. Dr. John Hardy gave his testimony at an ongoing hearing to decide if Daniel Gudino, 14, of Colorado Springs will become one of the youngest people in the state to be charged as an adult with second-degree murder. Authorities say Gudino told police he shot his brother and mother in 2009 and later added in a recorded statement, "I was hoping it was just a nightmare." In the weeklong hearing that began Monday, Hardy testified that Daniel Gudino was sleepwalking when the shooting occurred. Hardy said Gudino has parasomnia and thought he was shooting at ghosts. Click here to read the whole story.
I was recently interviewed over the phone by Audio Hollywood. Click here for the interview.
Audiences Make In My Sleep #1 New Indie Film
People flocked to see In My Sleep on opening weekend. Click here to see a video on the audience response. In My Sleep was the #1 new indie film during its debut weekend, based on per screen average. It was the #3 film out of all the movies playing, based on per screen average. Audiences love our movie!
New York Post
The New York Post did an interview with Tony Hale, one of our actors from In My Sleep. Here's the article.See the award-winning board games created by filmmaker Allen Wolf at http://www.MorningStarGames.com
Other IMS News:
October 26, 2011
- "Hitchcockian. Savvy Entertainment. Well Made Thriller!" - The Hollywood Reporter
- "Will appeal to twentysomething audiences and movie-buff viewers who appreciate the pursued-pursuer, Hitchcockian style of suspenser."- The Hollywood Reporter
- "Savvy entertainment." - The Hollywood Reporter
- "Filmmaker Allen Wolf torques this high-concept premise to darkest dimension."- The Hollywood Reporter
- "Lacey Chabert is winning as Marcus' adoring neighbor."- The Hollywood Reporter
- "Narratively, "In My Sleep" never rests, a credit to the tight, psychologically astute pacing.."- The Hollywood Reporter