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First time feature film director Ryan Lightbourn is showing more of his vicious creature feature Sleepwalkers. The second trailer for the film has been shot in the Floridian bayous and swamps. These settings helped create the trailer’s dark tone.
Having cut his teeth with music videos for the likes of Big Sean, Slum Village, and Travis Porter, Lightbourn exploded onto the scene with his original short, “Roid Rage” – a grindhouse style indie flick. Lightbourn wrote, shot, directed, edited and scored the film, himself. “Roid Rage” screened at over 40 film festivals, earning spots at Screamfest LA, Sacramento Horror Film Festival, and Rue Morgue/Unstable Ground’s “Little Terrors” series among others. The short film’s trailer generated over 3 million views on YouTube. After surprising many in the industry with his one-man-crew achievement on “Roid Rage,” Lightbourn confounds expectations further with Sleepwalkers. Lightbourn continues to set new standards for the micro-budget feature world.
This title is currently wrapping up post-production. Sleepwalkers is only a few short months away from completion and this title has been submitted to a number of film festivals. An official release date will follow shortly.
The official synopsis: “Sleepwalkers tells the story of five college students as they attempt to enjoy a festive spring break getaway, only to encounter a deadly, nocturnal presence. As horrific events unfold, the group joins forces with a local convenience store owner and a prison escapee. Nighttime approaches and they must set aside their differences and use their wits to survive.”