Woman of Your Dreams (Director's Cut)

Zoe is stuck in life. Stuck at work. Stuck in a cycle. She starts to have sleep paralysis where she meets her sleep paralysis demon. The Woman begins to appear in Zoe's life forcing Zoe to acknowledge her and their strange connection.

  • Samantha Locock
  • Samantha Locock
  • Andrew Newman
  • Rebecca Stone
    Key Cast
  • Georgia Hirst
    Key Cast
    "The Woman"
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  • Genres:
    Horror, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,200 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, BlackMagic
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
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Director Biography - Samantha Locock

Samantha Locock is a writer-director whose main focus is to put underrepresented stories on the screen as she feels this will help to normalise them and start conversations. These topics include exploring queer identity, mental health, disability, and social issues, such as climate change.
Locock takes inspiration from Greta Gerwig, Joanna Hogg, and Andrea Arnold; mixing realism with teenage fantasy. It’s key in her writing to build up characters in a way that allows the audience to get attached to them which allows the emotions to flow from the screen to the viewer.

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Director Statement

Inspired by my own experience with sleep paralysis I wanted to create a film that explored the confusion that goes alongside it. Sleep paralysis often occurs when you're overworked and exhausted but disrupts your sleep so you can end up in a cycle of experiencing it. Do the hallucinations we see have any meaning or relation to our own thoughts or is it completely random?
After reflection during the pandemic I decided to re-edit and restructure the film so that the audience can get a better feel of the chaos Zoe is feeling.