Sleep Has Her House

(2017)

Synopsis
The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills.
It has happened before.
But this will be the last time.
The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest.
They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.


Through long static takes, the film develops a contemplative, hypnotic experience, akin to paintings that move, mixing live action, still photography, and hand-drawn images.
The film is dedicated to the late French filmmaker and friend, Philippe Cote, who passed way in 2016.
Awards & Nominations
Best Film (Jury award) Fronteira International Documentary & Experimental Film Festival
The Village Voice 2017 Film Poll (Best film, Best first feature, and Best director)

Sight & Sound 2017 Film Poll
Sight & Sound 2018 Film Poll
Sight & Sound 2018 Essay Film Poll
Technical Information
90 minutes
1.32:1 aspect ratio
2K resolution
5.1 surround sound

Shot on iPhone 6 Plus
Edited with Final Cut Pro X

Digitally remastered in 2020

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In Production
Within Without Horizon
The Flesh
The Sea Behind Her Head


2020
To the Moon

2019
Wind

2017
Eviscerations
Womb
Midnight
Passing

Starless / Mouths in the Grass / Lustre to Void The Green Ray
Sleep Has Her House
Fugue
Painting (I)


2016
Hinterlands
Closer


2015
Blue Permanence/Swan Blood
Hunter
To Young to Die
The Sadness of the Trees
Death is a Photograph
Shadows
Evenfall
Hours


2014
Polytechnique
Ille Lacrimas


2013
Nightwalk
Irresolute
Retirement
GLASS | TRUTH


2012 The Ethereal Melancholy of Seeing Horses in the Cold
Untitled




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