The Other Side of Sleep starring Screen’s ‘Star of Tomorrow’ Sam Keeley Now Available on iTunes
Rebecca Daly’s haunting debut The Other Side of Sleep starring Antonia Campbell Hughes (Kelly + Victor, Albert Nobbs) and Sam Keeley, one of Screen International’s “Stars of Tomorrow”, is now available on iTunes in Ireland and the UK.
Screen’s “Stars of Tomorrow” aims to spotlight up-and-coming actors and filmmakers and its alumni include Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Robert Pattinson and James McAvoy. Screen Contributing Editor Fionnuala Halligan who curates the “stars” said she included Sam Keeley after noting his debut in The Other Side of Sleep.
Scripted by Daly and Glenn Montgomery, The Other Side of Sleep tells the story of Arlene who is like a ghost in her life. She lives in a small town in the midlands – surrounded by field after field, woodlands and laneways to disappear down and never come back… One morning Arlene wakes in the woods beside the body of a young woman. Someone watches from the trees. The body is soon discovered and suspicion spreads through the community. Increasingly drawn to the girl’s family – her grieving sister and accused boyfriend – Arlene barricades herself in at night, afraid to sleep. Haunted by grief buried and delayed, Arlene’s sleeping and waking realities soon blur. And all this time someone is watching her.
Following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival where it was officially selected for the prestigious Directors Fortnight, the film has screened at some of the worlds most renowned film festivals including the Toronto International Film Festival and has received critical acclaim including:
The Dubliner ****
“A daring debut”
The Sunday Times
The Other Side of Sleep was produced by Irish company Fastnet Films (Colony, Kisses), and European co-producers Rinkel Film & TV Productions and KMH Film Productions. The film was funded by the IFB, the Netherlands Film Fund and Hungarian Motion Pictures Foundation.