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.
She Talks In Her Sleep
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?
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!
Where does the money go?
Who are you guys?
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.
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
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.
We’re finally in the edit! Remotely, but in *it*!
We're so sorry for the delay.
Other (pay the bills) projects have gotten in the way but now we’re together again and hope to have She Talks In Her Sleep ready for your viewing pleasure very soon! 🎞
You pals are amazing! A week in and we’re already over 10% of our target! Thank you.
Just so you can see what goes into the making of a short film, here is a pic of our set of The Blue Door. All recycled and build by the fantastic Dresd team.