My first feature. Really grateful to be giving the chance to shoot a feature and especially one that had an awesome story line.
"Sleep Tight" is a thriller/horror movie directed by Orr Bortman. It's about a young girl, Susie, with some major social anxiety who has to get all of her wisdom teeth taken out. To get comfort she signs up for an online support group who's main focus is sleeping issues. She quickly befriends the creator and host of the group "sleep tight". Over the days the host starts to get attached to Susie, stalking not only her but also her grandma.
This was a super low budget feature, we didn't have much in the lighting department, a few LED panels, china balls and my homemade covered wagon. Thanks to my good friend Aj I had some grip gear including a dana dolly free of charge.
This was my first time using the Lite Mat 2L I had just bought for this project and it was a life saver. You can velcro, tape and whatever else you may want to do very easily. I definitely recommend having it as part of the lighting package, especially if you're stuck in a tiny apartment for 2 weeks.
We used my Alexa Mini with the Canon cinema primes, I tried pushing for some Lomo anamorphics. Having the anamorphic 2:35 to really show the anxiety in the spaces, making her feel small in these wide frames. I felt that this project deserved a different feel instead of the standard sharp 16x9 look, but do to budget we just couldn't swing it. I couldn't be happier with what we got all said and done.