She Talks In Her Sleep

New age couple Dan and Faye are excited for their future together, but when Faye begins sleep talking, her eerie, unconscious messages lead Dan to believe that they're both being haunted. Some people’s pasts are too toxic to cleanse.
She Talks In Her Sleep is a new, 9 minute horror short, brought to you by the same creators of the BAFTA nominated: The Blue Door.

£7,455.00
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She Talks In Her Sleep

Genre
Horror
Seeking funding for
Production
Scope
Short
Campaign type
Flexible Funding
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The Short

A 9 minute short horror film; a gripping tale of a couple whose seemingly safe and online shiny, veneered existence is thrown into sudden and terrifying peril when Faye begins delivering creepy messages in her sleep. At a deeper level the story deals with themes of domestic abuse, trust and self-control. How safe can you ever really feel? From outsiders, loved ones and even yourself?

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By BAFTA Nominated Creators

Like our previous BAFTA-nominated short, The Blue Door, we are setting out to tell a story which works at multiple levels.

Our priority is realism. She Talks In Her Sleep will have a slice-of-life quality, allowing us to ground the more heightened elements of the story in the everyday. Performances, scripting, art direction, lighting and camera work will all prioritise realism over any other aesthetic. Each relatable, at times amusing, scene builds towards one impossible crescendo which sets out to take the audience completely off guard.

With this film, we want to deliver an engaging cinematic experience which draws you in, keeps you guessing and leaves you reeling, feeling and thinking, all in under 10 minutes.

Warning! Video has a very spooky, scary moment!

Where you come in

So why do we need your help? Whilst the success of The Blue Door is evident, we haven't broken any glass ceilings just yet. We've looked to all sorts of avenues to fund our latest horror idea but industry enthusiasm and money is lacking in horror as a genre.

This is where horror audiences come in! They're some of the most supportive and content hungry viewers out there and as stalwart horror fans ourselves, we know you want something new, exciting and most of all SCARY.

We believe She Talks in Her Sleep will scratch all those itches.

Even if you're not a horror fan, know that this short can be respected as a drama if all the horror elements were removed; that you should support Indie Film in all forms, as much as you should support the types of films you know and love. 

With your funding and a fully financed production, we'll be able to show you what we can light up on the silver screen!

 

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Where does the money go?

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Who are you guys?

DIRECTOR
Paul Taylor is a multi-award winning and BAFTA-nominated director, writer and producer with over 15 years’ experience in film and television, making films, series and content for the BBC, Sky, CBS, Google, Hyundai, Redbull and many more.
Paul made his name in British comedy starting out on ground-breaking Channel 4 series ‘The Friday Night Project’ and going on to work with major comedy names from Jennifer Saunders to James Corden, Simon Pegg to Sara Pascoe, and most recently working with Joe Lycett on his BAFTA-nominated series ‘Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back’.
In 2019 Paul was BAFTA-nominated for his short horror film The Blue Door staring ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Gemma Whelan, which lead to a development deal with Steven Spielberg’s studio Amblin.

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CAST
Dan will be played by Luke Kempner
Luke Kempner is an actor and writer, known for Murder in Successville (BBC), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV) and The Last Leg (C4). LukeKempner.com

Faye will be played by Annie McGrath
Annie McGrath is an actress, known for The Outlaws (BBC), The People We Hate at The Wedding (FilmNation / Amazon) and the BAFTA nominated The Blue Door (13th door Films). AnnieMcGrath.com

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WRITERS PRODUCERS
In 2019 Ben Clark and Megan Joyce Pugh's short film The Blue Door was nominated for a BAFTA and in 2020 The feature was optioned by Steven Spielberg's outfit Amblin. Just recently their short form film idea: Don't Leave was optioned by Nat Saunders and James Serafinowicz’s: Consec Industries. They've just completed on a new short film script: She Talks In Her Sleep, now in pre-production.

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£7,455.00
raised of £14,000.00 goal
18 Days left
55 Backers

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She Talks In Her Sleep Bigger Backer

£1 just not cutting if for you? Got an extra £9 just clattering around in your purse? Then this donation option is for you.
We'll also thrown in a handshake with a pinky promise.

£10.00
She Talks In Her Sleep A3 Poster

It hasn't been made yet, it'll look a lot better than the one in the image WE PROMISE. But if you'd like to get your hands on something which doesn't exist, WITH signatures from the Director, Cast and Writers / Producers from the future, then this is the gift for you!

(65 remaining out of 70)
£15.00
A private link to view: She Talks In Her Sleep

You'll be one of the first to receive your very own, She Talks In Her Sleep Private Link.
The short will only be available to view at festivals or in our livings rooms, so you'll be able to share this with friends for a spooky film night or watch it in the comfort of your own home, alone, with all the lights off...

£20.00
She Talks In Her Sleep Christmas Gift - Limited Time Only!

Have you a friend or family member who's ever wanted to see their name in lights on the big screen. Now you can give them that gift! For a limited time only we'll offer a Thank You Credit on the She Talks In Her Sleep short for £30 only. We just need the person's name, email address and we'll send them a STIHS Christmas E-card with a gift note! (Don't forget to tell us who it's from!) We'll then send them a private link to the film once it's complete, so they can see their name credited for themselves! Why not buy yourself a treat for Christmas and see your own name in lights too.

£30.00
The She Talks In Her Sleep Banana

'A Banana?!' We hear you cry, not just any banana: The very same one which was used in the kitchen on the She Talks In Her Sleep set. Now it can be a part of your homely décor too.

Signed by the cast and crew, so **don't** eat it.

(-1 remaining out of 1)
£45.00
Signed: She Talks In Her Sleep Script

There are just 100 of these to give out, signed by the Director, Cast and Writers.
Read your very own copy of She Talks In Her Sleep by candlelight as well as our scribbles all over it.

(99 remaining out of 100)
£50.00
‘Thank You’ Credit

Ever wanted to see your name in lights. This gift means you get just that, and in cinemas all over the world.
But not just a credit, a little thank you to you too.

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£60.00
‘**Special** Thank You’ Credit

Ever wanted to see your name in lights. But not just any lights ‘Special’ lights… This gift means you get just that, and in cinemas all over the world. But not just any cinemas ‘Special’ cinemas.
And not just any credit, a ‘SPECIAL’ thank you credit to you too.

(45 remaining out of 50)
£80.00
Signed The Blue Door Film Poster

For The Blue Door fans, we want to give you your very own film poster. Signed by the Director and Writers, this is a one of a kind gift. There's just 5 available IN THE WORLD (in Megan's cupboard).

(4 remaining out of 5)
£100.00
Invite to The She Talks In Her Sleep Screening

Join us for the She Talks In Her Sleep Screening in London (Location TBC). Meet the cast, crew and supporters of Indie film and celebrate all that is great about horror!
There will be a free glass of tipple and a vigorous thankful handshake from the producers.
You’ll also get a ‘Special Thank You’ in the film’s credits!
(Red carpet not guaranteed)

(7 remaining out of 20)
£100.00
Original Hard Copy of the: She Talks In Her Sleep Poster

We have no idea what this will look like, but we know we’re gonna like it. And you are too!
This will be the original, bare bones poster curated by the talented Jenny Allen and creator of The Blue Door Poster.
You get the first edition, framed.

(2 remaining out of 2)
£300.00
An Executive Producer Credit

Consider yourself a Film Producer? Then you’ll want this accolade as well as a big fat cigar. As well as the credit you’ll get an invite to the screening, a free glass of tipple, an A3 She Talks In Her Sleep Poster and a vigorous, thankful handshake from the producers. Cigar not provided, we don’t want to be responsible for starting any bad habits…

(4 remaining out of 5)
£1,500.00
On Set Shadowing with Writer Producer Megan Pugh

Lights! Camera! Action! Do you think you have the pipes to shout these venerable words? For 2 hours, you get to shadow Writer Producer Megan on the She Talks In Her Sleep set. Watch the cast in action, check out the cameras, lights and see how the director works with the monitor, get into the nitty gritty with scheduling, cars and catering and clap the clapper for us! (Must be available end of January 2022, in a London location – dates and times TBC) As well as a chance to be on set, you’ll get an invite to the screening, a free glass of tipple, a ‘Special Thank You’ credit, an A3 She Talks In

(1 remaining out of 2)
£2,000.00
Screenwriting: Short Films - 1 Hour Online Course with Writers & Producers Ben Clark & Megan Pugh

Want to know how to create your own short story for screen, how to form your characters and their arcs, what makes a perfect short film length or how to number crunch a budget, plus where to build industry contacts and join the film festival circuit? Then this crash course with BAFTA Nominated Writers and Producers will give you as much info as possible in 1 hour… You never know, you might get to enjoy teaching them a thing or two too! As well as the course you’ll get an invite to the screening, a free glass of tipple, a ‘Special Thank You’ credit, an A3 She Talks In Her Sleep Poster and a

(3 remaining out of 3)
£2,000.00