Just a dollar can make a dream...
Selene lives in the dreams of Anderson. Finding herself lost in the dreamscape, Selene has no choice but to search for Anderson and reclaim her place as his good dream. She soon finds that things are amiss in the dream world, or with herself, and the Nightmares begin to evolve.
While many of you may know me from my last kickstarter, some of you may not. I am a Junior film student attending SUNY Purchase, and am in pre-production of my Junior thesis film, "Dream Lover".
What is Dream Lover?
Dream Lover started out as a film entirely based off of my own dreams. Over the past year, my nightmares have become more vivid and connected to what is going on in my real life. With the chance to explore some of the goings-on in my mind, I started to do some research.
Being a huge fan of Greek Mythology, I very quickly saw parallels to the story I was telling to the story of Selene and Endymion. According to mythology- Selene, goddess of the moon, loved the mortal Endymion. Hoping to be with him forever, she asked Zeus to grant him eternal life. Additionally, she loved to gaze upon him when he slept. Therefore, Zeus elected to grant both of Selenes wishes, and put him into eternal sleep, so they could live together in dreams.
So is it an adaptation of Greek Mythology? Will there be robes? And Mt. Olympus?
The Greek Mythology Oddessyaspect only comes through in a loose adaptation- similarly to The Odyssey's correlation to O Brother, Where Art Thou? Don't expect Clash of the Titans from this film.
So what's the Genre? Is this Sci-Fi, Romance? Comedy? I think the best answer to the genre question is simply... Dark. It's a twisted romance, searching for lost love. It explores true love, sexuality, and abandonment. It's a psychological thriller designed to get under your skin and make you want to go to sleep to have those nightmares that put you on edge the next day.
Right now, I'm extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to make a film like this. Being young, and having the chance to really stretch myself while still in school, a film like Dream Lover can really be explored without inhibition. I'm jumping at the chance to be able to get under your skin as much as my own. This a Nightmare I can't wait to share.
- (90 days)