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From the creator of Pandorum, Travis Milloy seeks support for a low budget, science-fiction, psychological thriller feature film.

Somnio is a low-budget feature film that will be shot in the spring of 2013 in Los Angeles, California. 

Story

The story involves one man held captive in a fully automated prison.  He is kept alive and interrogated by a computerized jailer and his only means of psychological escape is to live in an imaginary world with the woman he loves.  He suspects something has happened to the outside world and the computer is continuing to follow its fail safe protocol.  He is forced to outsmart the computerized prison in order to escape, in hopes of returning to a world and a woman that may already be gone.

Cast & Crew

Travis Milloy - Director/Writer/Producer
Travis Milloy - Director/Writer/Producer

Travis Milloy has worked in film and television as a screenwriter, director, cinematographer and editor.  He directed the independent film Street Gun and wrote and executive produced the science-fiction thriller Pandorum.

Christopher Soren Kelly - Actor
Christopher Soren Kelly - Actor

Christopher Kelly is a critically-acclaimed actor who has appeared on stage and screen, starring in the independent films Ink, Raw Cut and Chasseur.

Vernon Wells - Actor
Vernon Wells - Actor

Vernon Wells is a world-renowned and accomplished actor, known well for his frightening portrayal of unforgettable villains, having been in over a hundred films and television shows, including The Road Warrior, Commando and Steven Spielberg's Innerspace. 

Jacob Yoffee - Composer
Jacob Yoffee - Composer

Jacob Yoffee is a rising star in the Hollywood music industry, having scored thirteen feature films including the up-coming thrillers, Pawn and The Sibling.  He is the Resident Composer for the American Studio Orchestra.

Cody Peterson - Sound Designer
Cody Peterson - Sound Designer

Cody Peterson is a sound designer and recordist who has worked in feature film and documentaries, including Among Giants, Into the Mind and On the Road.

Marty Mullin - Director of Photography
Marty Mullin - Director of Photography

Marty Mullin is an award winning cinematographer and camera operator who has worked in feature film, documentaries, commercials and television for over thirty years.

Jason Nolte - Cinematographer
Jason Nolte - Cinematographer

Jason Nolte is a cinematographer and camera operator who has worked in film and television, including National Geographic and the TLC network, for over ten years.

Tom Eberts - Producer
Tom Eberts - Producer

Tom Eberts is a producer who has worked more then twenty years in feature film, television and music videos in the United States and Europe. 

Laura Sheldon - Producer
Laura Sheldon - Producer

Laura Sheldon has worked fifteen years in feature film and television production with Belisarius Productions, Northern Lights Entertainment and The Montecito Picture Company.

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We are making a feature film on a fraction of what most films cost to produce. Our challenges are immense but being surrounded by talented individuals that share the same passion and love for the world of cinema, I believe with your support we can create something quite unique and special.

We have a script, the cast, the crew, a location to build our set and the undying support of our friends and family. What we need is your support and the funding to pay for equipment rentals, set construction materials, sound design and post-production resources that are necessary to make the film the best way possible with limited financing.

Thank you so much for visiting our project and we hope to see your name in our credits or possibly even yourself in the film!

FAQ

  • If we reach our Kickstarter goal, production is set to begin in May and June. We've already begun pre-production steps; designing the set, building props and scouting locations.

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  • If we reach our goal, we will be renting an industrial space in San Fernando Valley where the prison cell will be constructed. Other locations for the "dream world" sequences will be in assorted locations in downtown Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Mojave and Malibu.

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  • No, and that is why we really need your help! Without the funding, unfortunately production will have to stop. We will always search for a way to make our movie but this is our one shot at making a unique film with a dedicated and talented group of individuals who are available now.

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