Short Film | 2013
TAG Films/Bumpy Road Films
Tom hasn’t slept for a very long time. Whilst normally shy, his insomnia has led him to totally withdraw within himself and cut himself off from other people. Tom exists in two worlds. In the waking world he is the quiet, socially awkward office worker, bullied by his boss Greg, and secretly longing after Poppy, the girl of his (nonexistent)dreams.
By night, whilst everyone else sleeps, Tom walks aimlessly around the deserted town. Alone he’s most comfortable; the quiet helps him think. Although recently Tom can’t hep but feel there’s someone else out there...
But things are beginning to crumble in Tom’s world. Poppy has announced that she is leaving, and worse for Tom and his OCD mania, his precious red cup has gone missing. Tom’s life is unravelling, his daytime and nighttime worlds are beginning to blur. Tom is losing his grip on reality and someone or something is messing with his head.
The UnDream is the dark, quiet story of a man fighting with his UnDreams...
Directed by: Alexander Thomas
Written by: Jez Scharf
Producers: Ana Moreno & Nora Alsharif
Staring: Bafta Winner Jonny Owen & Rebecca Keatly
Cinematography: Sara Deane
Production Design: Niina Topp & Chloe Thompson
Costume Design: Jessica Snyder
Edited by: Kristof Deak
Audience Award | East End Film Festival 2013 | London, England
Golden Trellick | Portobello Film Festival 2013 | London, England
Best UK Short Film | Stoke your Fires Film Festival 2014 | Stoke-On-Trent, England
London Short Film Festival | London, England
Stoke your Fires Film Festival | Stoke-On-Trent, England
Norwich Film Festival | Norwich, England
Tacoma Film Festival | Tacoma, WA USA
Mind Rights Film Festival | Lisbon, Portugal
East End Film Festival | London, England
International Digital Film Festival | New Delhi, India
Portobello Film Festival | London, England
Newport Film Festival | Newport, Wales
Crystal Palace Film Festival | London, England