Saturday, March 2 • 9:20 PM • T2 | Sunday, March 3 • 9:35 PM • T2

Dramatic Feature | East Coast Premiere | Award Winner | Debut Feature

Seven strangers enroll in a seemingly innocent experimental drug trial at a mysterious and austere pharmaceutical facility in director Ian Hunt-Duffy's gripping, mystery-thriller-horror debut feature. Chaos ensues when the facility suddenly goes into lockdown and the sleep deprived subjects find themselves in a nightmarish reality where they must fight themselves to stay awake – for to sleep is to die!


Director: Ian Hunt-Duffy

Screenwriter: Darach McGarrigle

Producer: Simon James Doyle 

Cast: Millie Brady, Pollyanna McIntosh, Akshay Kumar, Diarmuid Noyes, Brenock O'Connor, Abby Fitz, Shonagh Marie, Frank Blake, Kate Ashfield, Amy De Bhrún, Janet Grene, Håkon Karoliussen, Caoilfhionn McDonnell, Luke Pierucci, Eon Grey

Ireland, 2023, color, 90 min. NOT RATED.


Best Cinematography - Newport Beach Film Festival 2023


"[A] savvy fusion of Agatha Christie suspense and David Cronenberg body horror that marks a promising feature debut for director Ian Hunt-Duffy and screenwriter Darach McGarrigle. Genre fans should appreciate the balancing act between the cerebral and the visceral in this pacy, entertaining hokum that could translate festival appreciation into some theatrical play."--Allan Hunter, ScreenDaily, July 2023

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Ian Hunt-Duffy

Ian Hunt-Duffy is an award-winning Irish filmmaker. His first love is genre cinema and he strives to make movies that will grip an audience and keep them guessing. Having graduated from The National Film School in Ireland Ian established Failsafe Films in Dublin, producing the IFTA Nominated and Academy Award longlisted ‘Love is a Sting’ in 2015, written by Academy Award winner Benjamin Cleary. Ian’s short film ‘Gridlock’ won 60 awards at over 150 Film Festivals worldwide, including Best Director at the Savannah International Film Festival, Best International Short Film at DC Shorts, and a Young Director Award (YDA) at Cannes Lions. In 2018, Ian took part in the prestigious Berlinale Talents in Germany as a director, being the only Irish filmmaker chosen amongst 250 candidates from 81 countries. In February 2019, Ian won the Discovery Award at the Dublin International Film Festival.  

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