“Wake up! I heard something. I think someone’s here.” A woman struggles with her lifelong fear of home invasion, in this three-and-a-half minute horror film told in a single shot.

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Director’s Vision for ‘Sleep’

SLEEP is a three-and-half-minute horror film, starring Kate Adams, unfolding within a single shot, pulling out from a woman’s eye to reveal the full scope of her nightmare, all done in camera without stitches or VFX.

When I was 12, my family experienced a home-invasion robbery. My sister and I were about to leave for school with our mom, around 7:30AM, when two masked men broke into our house and held us at gunpoint. Since then, I’ve long been interested in the irony of horror occurring in broad daylight, when we’re told we’re the most safe.

SLEEP is a brief window into that fear, getting inside the mind of a woman experiencing a horror that feels like a predestined, foregone conclusion – only to realize that her paranoia was justified.