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Call The Sandman

14m • Short, Science Fiction, Romance • 2020

Best Sci-Fi Romance


Director/Producer | Lou Backmon

Director of Photography | Zachary Grullon

Writer/Producer | Nathan Liu

Executive Producer | Susan Blackmon, Marie Liu, Douglas Liu

Editor | David Scherker

Assistant Director | Taiwo Aloba

Post Production Supervisor | Josh Kane

Post Sound Supervisor | Nicole Alexandra Watlington

Composer | Michael Tate, Alec Gaston

Sound | Jason Pina, Tom Fama

1st AC | Paul Bland, Matt Iacono

Gaffer | Cristina Bevia

Key Grip | Lucas Mestrallet

2nd AC / DIT | Zack Breheney

PA | Joe Ridilla, Walter Rivera

Special Effects Makeup | Haley Bergin

Izumi Ishimoto and Alex Morales were once in love and still cannot forget each other. Now 20 years have passed and they have moved on with their lives, but so has the world. Set in a boring and bureaucratic version of NYC, Izumi and Alex go about their mundane existences while quietly refusing to give into mandates of the new dystopian society – namely undergoing a surgical treatment that renders the brain incapable of dreaming. A mysterious new company called the Sandman Corp., led by the equally enigmatic Dr. Esperanza Haddid, boldly claims to have developed a technology to create alternate realities or dreams by scanning people’s memories. The opportunity to reconnect with each other is a temptation the two haven’t felt in years.

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