Created Sleep Transmissions

Children’s book author EMILY DORMER is woken-up from a vivid dream by a phone call presenting her with a unique opportunity.

  • James Francis Ginty
  • Peter Stray
  • Fatima Loeliger
  • James Francis Ginty
  • JohnPaul Morris
  • Katie Fox-Webb
  • Madison Vomastek
    Key Cast
    "Emily Dormer (The Dreamer)"
  • Justin Koertgen
    Key Cast
    "Chris (The Professor)"
  • Sydney James Harcourt
    Key Cast
    "Daskalos (The Bunny)"
  • Christy Burich
    Key Cast
    "Susan (Woman on Phone)"
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  • Genres:
    Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Traverse City Film Festival
    Traverse City, Michigan
    United States
    July 28, 2022
    World Premiere
    Audience Award - Best Short Film
  • SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival
    San Antonio, Texas
    United States
    August 5, 2022
    Texas Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - James Francis Ginty

A celebrated Irish-American actor, James Francis Ginty was discovered by Kathryn Bigelow while studying at the Juilliard School, and was cast in her film K-19: The Widowmaker alongside Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson. He has starred in numerous films and television shows including Surrogates (Disney/Touchstone) with Bruce Willis and Rosamund Pike, Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (HBO Films) directed by Stephen Frears and the popular TV show Grey's Anatomy (ABC). He is the son of the late actor/director Robert Ginty. This short film - Created Sleep Transmissions - is James Francis Ginty's directorial debut. He is currently a graduate student in film and television production at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

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Director Statement

To properly illuminate the promise of a great creative endeavor, the team of responsible artists must first assemble a concrete sample of their work to effectively demonstrates their commitment, ability and passion for bringing Dreams, to Life. Created Sleep Transmissions – and the team behind its actualization – is no exception. Amidst scattered lockdowns and a barrage of unprecedented hurdles brought on by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the incredible group of artists behind the making of this movie navigated a complex production in order to create this film, mutually dedicated to a shared belief that cinematic storytelling is about universal threads connecting boundless human diversity in the service of manifesting Dreams. Following all laws, social distancing guidelines, best practices and boundless mutual respect for one another, over 30 people generously gave their time and talents to assemble this beautiful little story about new beginnings built on the foundation of Dreams. We hope you enjoy watching it as much as we’ve enjoyed working on it – and as a result, are inspired to share it with others, as the film seeks to fulfill its destiny of inspiring audience around the world to believe in the everlasting power of, "Created Sleep Transmissions" :).

- James Francis Ginty (Director)