A beautifully written drama / fantasy film following a man with a disturbing obsession.
SLEEP ALWAYS is the brain child of Canadian Writers / Directors Rick Palidwor and Mitch Perkins. This is a dark but visually stunning film with a mesmerising story which totally captivated me from the first violent and unstable frames to the last of the end credits, This is the thought provoking story of Frank, (Fred Spek) and his obsession with an enigmatic and beautiful young woman Nada, (Laurie Maher) and tells his story as he fantasises and dreams of her, then finally he gets his wish and meets up with her, but she is keeping one step ahead.
This film works on different levels, not least because of the dynamic storyline and use of fantastic atmospheric lighting, creative camera angles and thoughtful and sometimes haunting sound and music but also because of the knowledge that this masterpiece was shot on the same gauge of film as was used by tens of thousands of people across the world during the 1970's + 80's to film their own home movies of holidays, birthdays, and weddings etc,(Super 8mm).
From the outset you can see that this film has been made with a passion that is sadly lacking in much of the film making world today. I take my hat off to all who was involved in this project and hope this film attains the recognition it deserves. For more info or to obtain a copy of this film go to the friendly fire films website.
Frank - Fred Spek, Nada - Laurie Maher,(she was also a Foley artist and did a painting for the film set), Neighbour - Ed Fielding, This was Filmed, Edited, Written and Directed by Rick Palidwor and Mitch Perkins.