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This project was successfully funded on June 24, 2011.

Three Sisters. One Secret.

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Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our project. We are currently in pre-production on THREE FORMS OF INSOMNIA and would like to give you an opportunity to be part of it.We have set shoot dates for early July with a budget of $10,000 to $15,000.  We are making every effort to keep our budget low, with our largest expense naturally being the camera package.  If we were to raise closer to $15,000, we’ll be able to upgrade to the spiffy ARRI Alexa and procure a top-notch lens package that will help us capture the visual spirit of the story.

Although we have gone to great lengths to maintain a most Spartan budget, there are necessities without which the film would suffer greatly. Lights, camera, action all come at a price, and the more we raise, the more we’ll be able to pour into beloved production.  Thank you for helping make our project a reality!


THREE FORMS OF INSOMNIA unfurls over the course of an evening. Monica Carmon (20s) arrives home to discover her older, pregnant sister, Aurelia Carmon (early 30s), hiding in her bathtub. A verbal pas de deux ensues. Aurelia evades. Monica interrogates, attempting to wrest the secret from her sister’s lips. As Monica edges closer to the heart of her sister’s equivocation, Estelle Carmon (late 20s) weaves between her two sisters, but Estelle is a ghost with her own silent yet insistent mission. In the end, all three sisters bear witness to a revelation so stunning that all are rendered speechless. They lift their eyes to the night sky… stars barking above their heads.

PRODUCER: Michelle Vick

Michelle Vick graduated from Stanford, class of 2005, Phi Beta Kappa and with honors, majoring in art history and with minors in film and creative writing. She has always loved working behind the scenes on film projects.  While in college, she worked as a production assistant on various films and commercials shot in the San Francisco Bay area.  She was also co-president of the Film Society, and co-chair of the Film Grant Committee.  Later, she interned for Brad Weston at Miramax and then worked at Creative Artists Agency in the television and film departments.  She currently produces a weekly webisode on the StyleHaul channel on YouTube.  She immediately fell in love with the script of THREE FORMS OF INSOMNIA, and she is excited to be part of the project! 

PRODUCER: Nathan Kelly

Nathan Kelly graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production.  After, he worked for producer and talent manager Benny Medina on Mariah Carey’s “Return of the Voice” campaign, on the creation of the Tyra Banks Show, and numerous music videos for clients such as Kanye West and Brandy.  In 2006, Nathan relocated to New York and worked for Oscar winning producer Scott Rudin through the productions of Notes On A Scandal, Stop-Loss, There Will Be Blood, The Other Boleyn Girl, The Darjeeling Limited, Revolutionary Road, Margot At The Wedding, and No Country For Old Men, which won an Oscar for Best Picture. In 2008, Nathan joined Paramount Pictures to work for the President of Physical Production on films such as Morning Glory and Up In The Air.  Since leaving Paramount, he has worked with the Line Producer on Columbia Picture’s Bad Teacher (Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake) and Martin Scorsese’s Hugo Cabret (Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chloe Moretz).


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