In Your Dreams

A couple return home from a dinner party with friends and argue over whose behavior was more reprehensible.

  • David Bemis
    In the Bag, The Date, I Hate That
  • David Bemis
  • Summer Bills
    Key Cast
  • Micah Chartrand
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 10, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • NYShorts Fest 2015
    New York, NY
    United States
    May 15, 2015
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Hewes Pictures, LLC
    Country: United States
Director Biography - David Bemis

DAVID BEMIS – Writer, Director, Photographer

David Bemis is a filmmaker/photographer and the principal of Faceless Fish Productions, LLC, a New York City based production company creating original films and photographic series. David has been taking photographs for more than forty years, and after working in NYC as a freelance multimedia graphic designer, has been making independent films for over ten years.

David is currently producing and directing a series of short films for web viewing dealing with the challenges we face in communicating with each other. The most recent short film, “I Hate That,” was an Official Selection of the 2017 NYShorts Fest screening at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC on June 1, 2017, and was an Official Selection of the Berlin Flash Film Festival. “The Date” was selected to compete in the November 2015 Shooting People's Film of the Month competition and finished fourth in a field of twelve competing films. The Date was an Official Selection in the 2015 Back in the Box Competition. The short “In Your Dreams” was an official selection of the 2015 NYShortsFest screening at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC on May 26, 2015. "In The Bag," a narrative short love story, screened at the Hoboken International Film Festival and at the NewFilmmakers NYC Summer Series in 2009, as well as winning the weekly WNET Reel 13 Shorts online competition May 29, 2009. “In The Bag” was broadcast as part of WNET/Thirteen’s Reel Thirteen Program on June 6, 2009. "Death of an Industrialist: A Family History," an hour long fictive non-fiction film about the life and death of David’s great grandfather, Howard R. Bemis, premiered at the Silver Lake Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2002 and was shown at the Dallas Video Festival in 2003. "My Imagination," a dreamscape travelogue won a Bronze Award for experimental video/mixed media at the 1999 Worldfest Houston Film & Video Festival, screened at the 13th Annual Dallas Video Festival in March 2000 and also screened at the Knitting Factory in NYC at a 1999 Video Lounge presentation. The film was accepted into the Ifilm website in the experimental section.

Current projects include a feature film script entitled “Plenty of Time for That” about the struggles of a personal assistant working for an out of control real estate developer and the ongoing photo essay entitled “Saturday in NYC,” photographs by David Bemis.

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Director Statement

We wanted to create a late night atmosphere and accomplished this with low lighting and blocking out all the windows with large pieces of cardboard. I really like the way the two actors go in and out of the light and the blocking developed naturally around the kitchen island. Making use of the practicals gave it a very warm orange tone that lends an intimate, revealing feel to the encounter. Taking a break and going into a room where the bright daylight flooded in made the set feel even more like a cloistered hothouse of emotions.