Experiencing Interruptions?


A sci-fi short about two kids who dream of becoming astronauts and flying in space, but face setbacks and reality as adults.

  • Joseph Dwyer
  • Oleg Bolotov
    Ghost Light
  • Clark Rhee
  • Vasilios Asimakos
    Key Cast
    Elevationism, The Makeover
  • Kate Jurdi
    Key Cast
    Sex Tape, R.I.P.D., The Heat
  • Adam Mayerson
    Key Cast
    The Judge, Infinitely Polar Bears
  • Jim DanDee
    The Phoenix, The Runner
  • Joseph Dwyer
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Silent, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    May 8, 2014
    World Premiere
  • FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival
    Newport, Rhode Island, USA
    August 5, 2014
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 45th Montreal World Film Festival
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    August 25, 2014
    Canadian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
    Houston, Texas, USA
    April 11, 2015
    Texas Premiere
    Grand Remi Award - Best Student Film
Director Biography - Joseph Dwyer

Joseph Dwyer is a native Texan and alumni of Rice University (BA Visual & Dramatic Arts, 2011) and Boston University College of Communication (MFA Film Production, 2014)

DREAMERS is written and directed by Dwyer and was his MFA thesis film at Boston University. It was a finalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards, a Grand Remi Winner at the 48th Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, and an official selection in the 45th Montreal World Film Festival and FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival 2014.

He currently lives and works in Boston.

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Director Statement

My goal with DREAMERS was to tell a complex and wide-ranging story through expressive images and without dialogue, so that no matter what language you speak, the film is still understandable and, hopefully, engaging and enjoyable.

"Visual efficiency" were the two words used most when planning DREAMERS with Oleg Bolotov, my DP — how best to move the camera or frame the action to create as much meaning as possible with the least amount of shots.

Creating said images posed many challenges — how to get a shot of the Earth's horizon from space without CGI or post-production effects? — but the crew's willingness to push the boundaries of what we thought was possible for a student film allowed me to capture some very unique images and tell a very special story, elevated even further by Clark Rhee's wistfully beautiful score.