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Sarah's Dream

This dark comedy is a short story about a troubled and rebellious teenager who is haunted by the same recurring dream night after night. The people in her life who are supposed to protect and guide her seem to be almost as bad as the nightmare itself. Sarah’s is seemingly caught in the dream cycle and it becomes difficult to tell the difference between the dream and reality. The situation becomes desperate when the voice of her dead ex-boyfriend joins the dream and won’t “let go”. As time goes on, the fear factor of the dream seems to only escalate.

  • Wendy Keeling
  • Wynn Reichert
  • Wendy Keeling
  • Bailey Ingersoll
    Key Cast
    The Originals, The Inspectors
  • Sam Brooks
    Key Cast
    Summer of 67, Control
  • Allison Shrum
    Key Cast
    The Son, Nashville
  • Wynn Reichert
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Matthews"
    Columbus, Masterminds, Beauty Mark
  • Wendy Keeling
    Key Cast
    Dooms Chapel Horror, Painted Horses, In the Dark
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  • Genres:
    Horror, comedy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Nashville Film Festival
    Nashville, Tn
    United States
  • Toronto Short Film Festival
  • Bare Bones International Film Festival
    Muskogee, Ok
    United States
    Winner Best Supporting Actor, Nominated Best Micro Short Action/Thriller, Best Lead Actress, Best Suporting Actors, Best Supporting Actresses
  • Eyecatcher International Film Festival
    McAlester, Ok
    United States
    Bailey Ingersoll Winner Bes t Actress in a Micro Short,Nominated for the Horizon Award, Nominated Best Cinematogrpahy, Wendy Keeling Nominated for Best Actress in a Micro Short
  • Genreblast Film Festival
    Winchester, Va
    United States
    September 1, 2018
    Nominated Best Score
  • Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Winner Best Micro Short Action/Thriller/Suspense
  • Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
    United States
  • Countess Möira Film Festival
    Nashville, Tn
    United States
    September 29, 2018
    Winner Audience Award
  • Smoky Mountain Film Festival
    Gatlinburg, Tn
    United States
    June 23, 2018
    Nominated Best Sound Design
  • ME Film Festival
    Millidgeville, GA
    United States
    February 26, 2018
  • Genre Celebration Festival
  • Tupelo Film Festival
    Tupelo, MS
    United States
  • Los Angeles CInefest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Semi Finalist
  • Mayday Film Festival
    Evansville, Tn
    United States
  • Cape Fear Independent Film Festival
    Wilmington, NC
    United States
    June 15, 2018
  • Shortz! Film Festival
    Chico, Ca
    United States
  • Toronto Indie Film Festival
  • Film Girl Film Festival
    Milwaukee, WI
    United States
  • Rendezvous Film Festival
    Fernandina Beach, Fl
    United States
    September 22, 2018
  • The Valley Film Festival
    Los Angeles
    United States
  • Indigo Moon Film Festival
    Fayettville NC
  • Key West Film Festival
    Key West, Fl
  • Top Indie Film Awards

    Nominated Best Music, Nominated Most Terrifying
  • Bloodstained Indie Film Festival
  • Short and Sweet Film Festival
    Fountain Green Utah
    United States
  • Independent Horror Movie Awards

    Nominated Best Music, Nominated Best Humor
Director Biography - Wendy Keeling

Wendy Keeling is an Actor, Artist, Director, and Producer who recently relocated from Nashville to Yulee, Florida. Wendy grew up in Bloomington, Illinois. As a young girl she was drawn to anything and everything creative. She seems to continue to be attracted to all things creative that do not necessarily pay the big bucks.
Wendy has worked both in front and behind the camera on projects in television, film, commercials, music videos, and stage. A jack of many trades, Wendy’s skills range from Acting, Directing, Casting, Set Design, Production Manager, and Producer. Recently she has switched hats to writing, directing, and producing her own projects with her production company 7 Mile Bridge Productions. Her films “Shades of Scarlet”, “The Unconventional Gourmet”, "Self Offense", "Bounty Momma", and "Just Grate" have all had success on the film festival circuit both nationally and internationally.

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Director Statement

This film started as a brainstorming session on a commercial set between myself and fellow actor and frequent collaborator Wynn Reichert. We were trying to come up with a cool idea to shoot before the New Year that we could do with limited locations, a small cast, and no money. Wynn came up with this slightly demented and very funny story. Within a week and a half we were shooting it! Many thanks to our very small cast and crew for your patience and to my husband for letting us take over the house for a few days!!