Private Project

I Do Not Sleep

As the end of a merciless winter approaches, a family in the rural south is left in disarray after suffering a tragic loss. Their oldest child struggles to rationalize her mother’s paralyzing grief and is forced to decide whether to honor the living or the dead before father returns.

  • Beppy Gietema
  • Beppy Gietema
  • Lauren Hamm
  • Susan McCormick
  • Grace Everett
    Key Cast
  • Jenny Rader
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 6, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    12,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Savannah Film Festival
    United States
    October 28, 2019
Director Biography - Beppy Gietema

Beppy Gietema is a native Texan pursuing a double major at Savannah College of Art and Design in Film and Dramatic Writing. This is Beppy’s first time directing a period film and she looks forward to continuing to explore era in her work, particularly using time to illustrate the unchanging tendencies of people and societies.As the writer and director of “I Do Not Sleep,” Beppy started preparation in June of 2018 by researching and collecting resources to educate her team about the Victorian’s day to day life as well as their societal attitudes towards death.

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