Private Project

Somnambulant

Bad decisions and worse nightmares send an arrogant stage director on a downward spiral as he struggles to get his new theater production off the ground and maintain his relationship.

  • Kendrick Whiteman
    Director
  • Kendrick Joseph Whiteman
    Writer
  • Clayton Vance Whiteman
    Writer
  • Kendrick Joseph Whiteman
    Key Cast
    "Douglas"
  • Kasey Rose Nilles
    Key Cast
    "Casey"
  • Rowan Ripshaw Pickard
    Key Cast
    "Michael"
  • Madison Dooley
    Key Cast
    "Madison"
  • Bryan Ken
    Key Cast
    "Jackson"
  • Fonzy
    Key Cast
    "Fonzy"
  • AJ Schultz
    Key Cast
    "Reggie"
  • AJ Yambao
    Key Cast
  • Kendrick Whiteman Sr
    Key Cast
  • Emmanuel Osei
    Producer
  • Kendrick Whiteman Sr
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Surreal, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Suspense
  • Runtime:
    40 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Blackmagic, 35mm, UHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Institute of American Indian Arts
Director Biography - Kendrick Whiteman

Kendrick Whiteman is a Northern Arapaho filmmaker from the Wind River Indian Reservation and currently based in Alaska. With a focus on dramatic surrealism, Kendrick's films tend to have a heavy emphasis on atmosphere and style without losing focus on plot.

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Director Statement

Nightmare Therapy is a project I've been working on since 2021, Utilizing what crew and equipment on hand, I wanted to create something with more of a story while incorporating a lot of the surrealist sensibilities I have developed in my other work.
Originally meant to be a short, Nightmare Therapy has evolved into something I think is very opportune for development.
The characters have their own unique charm and personality, all of whom do an excellent job contrasting with the main character, an arrogant and selfish man whose abhorrent behavior is reflected to him in nightmarish dream sequences.