We all have bad dreams. But for Connor? They just keep getting worse.
His research into his ailments leads him to the mysterious Cauchemar Research Institute. Inside, he meets Dr. Celeste the psychiatrist, or...mystic, or...dream counselor, or...wait, who the heck is she? A crackpot, maybe, and an enigma for sure. Worrisome as it may seem, Connor's at his wit's end - and now, at Dr. Celeste's whim. In BEDSHEET, she uses everything at her disposal to figure out what's going on in Connor's head, even if that means taking one last trip inside.
The first narrative short film I made since graduating college, BEDSHEET is the first in a continued series of weird science fiction films that play with our pre-conceived notions of horror, tropes, and urban legends. Following the story of Connor as he flees from a recurring nightmare, we meet the dream doctor Celeste in an otherworldly clinic that specializes in "oneirology counseling." Combining a crude mixture of Freudian hypnosis and new age medicine, we dive into the world of Connor's nightmare to confront the ghosts inside his head. BEDSHEET is a strange mixture of narrative experimentation, genre bending, and campy humor – a hybrid film that I aim to use as a messy springboard for future inspiration.
writer + director | Daniel Fethke
producer | Gabriella Corvese
starring | Zachary Segel, Celeste Cahn, Angela Guo
cinematographer | Jackson Eagan
production designer | Tori Lancaster
costumer designer | April Zhang
original score | Retail Space
sound design | Alif Ibrahim