Michael DiBiasio-Ornelas knows insomnia too well, but great ideas do come in the middle of the night. The writer-director wrote a romantic film The Sleepless on two people on a chance meeting in the middle of the night. The film stars Rebecca De Ornelas and Nyambi Nyambi in the lead roles.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Sophia can’t sleep. Neither can Zach. Both have gotten far too used to it.
When the pair meet each other at 3 a.m., the only spot nearby open for coffee, sparks don’t necessarily fly. With a gentle nudge from the bodega owner Samir, and with nothing better to do, Zach and Sophia decide to amble together through the predawn hours until she has to leave for her breakfast shift. Although Sophia is guarded and Zach appears weary, each seems to instantly connect to the other. At the end of their hours together, the question remains: Will there be another date, or will their respective hangups sink the possibility for romance?
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta chatted with actress Rebecca De Ornelas and director Michael DiBiasio-Ornelas about the film. We talked about the origination of the film, the deep dialogue topics, filming in the middle of the night, and filming the movie in black and white.
Rebecca De Ornelas is a New York-based actress, who starred in The Videoblogs and Sex and Justice. She also appeared in the short films Naked, Bench, The Confession, Multiverse, and The Re-Gift.
Michael DiBiasio-Ornelas directed The Sleepless¸The Videoblogs¸and Sex and Justice. He produced and directed multiple short films, including Naked, Bench, Multiverse, and Over Easy.
The Sleepless is currently available on VOD today.
Watch the exclusive interview with Rebecca De Ornelas and Michael DiBiasio-Ornelas below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive