“Sleep Cure” is a short drama about a college student, Phoebe, who is the creator and seller of a pill that eliminates the need to sleep. Some users experience the side effect of hallucinatory daydreams. Phoebe sees a man who raped her at a college party last semester in her hallucinations. Milo, a new user, experiences hallucinations related to his depression. Phoebe and Milo struggle with their psychological issues through the no-sleep pill, dealing with loneliness and quarter-life crises. The film has elements of sci-fi and fantasy.
Antbear Productions is an independent film and theatre company located in Tampa, FL founded by identical twins Zoë and Haley DeLeon. Antbear Productions and Friends are collaborating on this creative project.
Zoë DeLeon - Director/Writer
Director/Writer Zoë DeLeon's journey includes short plays that have been featured in festivals throughout the Tampa Bay area and short films that have been presented at the local and national level.
While her work varies greatly in subject matter and genre, all is distinctive with her whimsical tone, sparkling dark humor, and thematic grandeur.
Haley DeLeon - Production Manager
Haley GETS IT DONE. She has a huge variety of skills that are an asset to all stages of the production. In addition to production managing, she does all that stuff you never think about, like location scouting, script supervising, paperwork, instagramming, and duck-herding.
Julia Fox - Director of Photography
Julia Fox has an art degree with a focus in photography and videography. This is her second collaboration with Antbear Productions. To see her original work, check out her Vimeo page.
Selena Vela - Actor, "Phoebe"
With a background in theatrical performance, Selena recently studied with the Saratoga International Theatre Institute in New York. She will be receiving a performance degree from the University of South Florida Theatre and Dance Department this summer. We are excited to work with Selena again after our work together on “Balloon Animals” (2013).
Landon Tavernier - Actor, "Milo"
With a background in film, theatre and modeling, Landon’s most recent work includes a World Premiere of an adaptation from author Bonnie Jo Campbell’s “American Salvage” which was followed by a talk back on stage with the author herself. In addition, the short film, “Light Eyes”, was promoted on the Toledo News before screening at the Maumee Indoor Theater in Ohio. In his audition, Landon brought both an earnestness and melancholiness to the character of Milo that we are excited to see more of in production.
Anthony James - Actor, "Dean"
Web series, TV, film, theatre, music videos, commercials, etc. – Anthony has done it all! We’re grateful to have an experienced actor to play the complicated character of Dean.
Sabrina Bowen - Actor, "Bennett"
As an aspiring actress and fashion blogger, Sabrina has performed a range of musical, dance, and film roles. We’re excited about the charismatic authenticity Sabrina brings to Bennett’s character.
We are raising money for this project because, while we have accomplished many short films without a Kickstarter campaign, we really want to take this thing to the next level.
That means paying our actors and renting some awesome equipment that will allow for the story to come to life in a visually stunning way.
This story demands quality, and we can get that with the help of your support, which will be spent on the above (cast, crew, equipment) as well as food, locations, costumes, and other random miscellaneous costs that come up.
Producing indie films in the Tampa area is a fun, challenging process, and we can really use all the help we can get!
Contributing and sharing this project makes a huge difference to all of us on the team!
Music is an essential component to all Antbear projects. This digital soundtrack will include songs & score from this film as well as previous projects.
We have comfy, cute Antbear Productions t-shirts available!
Our poster was designed by our Director of Photography, the amazing artist Julia Fox. Dimensions 11" by 17".
Julia Fox will also do headshot sessions with varying outfits/locations depending on the amount you give.
DeLeon Studios is offering mixing and recording services. If you have a song you've been working on, they'd be happy to mix and produce it for you. If you want a live recording session, we're offering that as well! The result will be a professional-sounding product you will be proud of. Go to https://soundcloud.com/deleonentertainment to hear their work.
Risks and challenges
Filming in Florida in the summer is a risk due to inclement weather. The rain can result in production delays. But we have experience in shooting in the summer time, and it has not been a problem in previous projects.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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