Perchance to Dream
Helen has settled into middle age, her job, her boyfriend, and her insomnia... until she meets Larry, her local barista and fellow insomniac, and sparks a friendship that fills the wee hours with F. Scott Fitzgerald, drawings, ducks, and zero ZZZZs.
Inclusion StatementWe are thrilled to have women as the primary team of story tellers on this project. A few over 40 which is a demographic way under represented in film and our story is about a middle aged romance. Our producers Matt & Dustin share their very own middle aged romance having been together for 11 years.
About The Project
Insomnia is such a lonely place. A desperate place. Functioning on no sleep makes everything and everyone worse. And LOOK worse, I mean how is Helen supposed to meet the love of her life if the circles under her eyes make her look like the crypt keeper?????!!!!! Because that’s all we are really seeking isn’t it? Love? Helen goes about her day. Her life. She becomes comfortable with everything. Even insomnia. Until she meets Larry who has WORSE insomnia than her... and he gets her. And all the late night conversations begin. And everything changes. And then you get that AMAZING night’s sleep. And for maybe the first time, you know life can be different. And you can’t go back to comfortable!
Why this film?
The Rising Insomnia Epidemic:
When you look at the data surrounding sleep disorders, it’s clear to see that insomnia is a growing problem that shows no signs of slowing down. Approximately one in four Americans develop insomnia each year and about 30% of American adults have symptoms of insomnia. This can lead to feeling isolated and not being connected in the relationships around them.
Perchance to Dream follows the story of two insomniacs and their journey that has them up in the wee hours of the night. Together they help each and find a relationship that possibly may be that true connection they've been missing in their lives that just may allow them to finally get some Zzz's.
Collectively, the team has worked on many projects.
Both behind the camera as well as on screen.
Megan Hayes (Writer/Director/'Helen")
Megan is an award-winning writer, storyteller and actor. She graduated with honors in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she also began writing and performing her own work. Her play, Unnecessary Monsters, won the Suzi award for Best Production for Theatre for Young Audiences. Hayes was also accepted into the Columbia University’s MFA Film program with a focus on screenwriting, but was unable to attend because she was cast as the Morphling in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. www.meganhayes.net
Kelly Urban (Director of Photography)
Kelly is a Cinematographer based in Los Angeles, CA. Her style straddles the line between feminine dreaminess and gritty reality to create captivating visuals for the films she works on. She is a down-and-dirty collaborator: eager to bring stories to life and be a trailblazer for future female Cinematographers.
Kelly Urban has an MFA degree in Cinematography from UCLA and a BFA in Commercial Photography. www.kellyurbandp.com
Dustin Lewis (Producer/"Larry")
Dustin is an actor with a career in theatre and TV/Film for over two decades.
Dustin grew up in the Peoria, IL area and started his career in theatre having performed around the world. Dustin is known for playing Paul Revere in the FOX series Sleepy Hollow. Other current projects include, First Man, The Hate You Give and Cobra Kai. He is also an accomplished singer, director and choreographer. www.dustinlewis.org
Matthew Colón (Executive Producer)
Matthew has worked in management for over 20 years. He is now dedicated to putting great teams together to tell their stories.
His background in the performing arts has an emphasis on the business side of “show business” working behind the camera on the production and management side of things.
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About This Team
Every person on this project brings an important talent to tell the story of Perchance to Dream.
Each team member supports positivity by telling stories that engage and uplift towards new creative possibilities
We celebrate the diversity in others and empower the worth and dignity of all people with their inclusion.