Someone Sleeping

Official Selection Minneapolis Underground Film Festival, Tlanchana Fest.

In a dystopian future where all people have gone blind and lost the ability to feel, a man awakens to feeling through the encounter with his subconscious and a woman.

Written and directed by Francesca Castelbuono
Produced by Francesca Castelbuono, Abi Weaver, Daniele Rugo
DOP: Lawrence Martin
Music by Bruno Humberto
with Bruno Humberto, Ruth Adeniran, James Hunter


An introspective journey in the mind of the protagonist, the film explores the themes of perception, identity and obsession. A man meets a mysterious woman and remains inexplicably fascinated by her. Adoration turns into obsession to the point that the woman will remain an obsessive presence in the man's life even after death. Based on the novel by E. A. Poe.

Produced and directed by Francesca Castelbuono
DOP: Lawrence Martin
Music by Andrew Kinnear
with Bruno Humberto, Fiona Doyle, Katy Annand, James Hunter