A high school outcast gets launched into an adventure way cooler than anything he could dream up when he discovers his best friend has no biological need for sleep and can bring their dreams into reality.

This is what childhood imagination is made of. With a title like ‘The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To’, Dan Eckman sets the tone to a coming-of-age sci-fi adventure in the tradition of “Back To The Future,” with classic teen-movie themes like friendship, first love, and betrayal playing out on a superhuman scale. The film is a proof-of-concept short for a feature film adaptation of the award-winning novel of he same name by DC Pierson.

Composed of equal parts action, humor, and heart, this story of a comic book fan who finds himself in a real-life superhero movie will make audiences believe that anything is possible.

The filmmakers are actively seeking financing for the feature film version. Inquiries can be directed to Kaplan/Perrone Entertainment: 310 285 0116.