Nyambi Nyambi and Michael DiBiasio-Ornelas Keep Us Alert with their film, Sleepless a romantic comedy dealing with insomnia available now on VOD.
Co-Star Nyambi Nyambi and Writer/Director Michael DiBiasio-Ornelas keep us alert with their film, Sleepless a romantic comedy dealing with insomnia.
Michael DiBiasio-Ornelas, a confessed chronic insomniac decided to write a film inspired by his experiences during the Witching Hour in Manhattan, NY with what he felt was the loveliness in the calm of the city.
Those late night/early morning hours is what brought us the 77-minute, beautifully crafted film, Sleepless, about two insomniacs who meet at a bodega and share their late night habits throughout New York City.
Sophia (Rebecca De Ornelas) can’t sleep. Neither can Zach (Nyambi Nyambi). Both have gotten far too used to it.
When the pair meet each other randomly at 3AM, in the only spot nearby open for coffee, sparks don’t necessarily fly. With a gentle nudge from bodega owner Samir, and with nothing better to do, Zach and Sophia decide to amble together through the predawn hours until she has to leave for her breakfast shift. Although Sophia is guarded and Zach appears weary, each seems to instantly connect to the other. At the end of their hours together, the question remains:
Will there be another date, or will their respective hangups sink the possibility for romance?
Starring Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight, Mike & Molly) and Rebecca De Ornelas (The Videoblogs, Naked), The Sleepless touches upon resonant topics such as mental health, addiction, gender dynamics, and the nonsense choices people make when bringing items to a deserted island. In his second feature film, Michael DiBiasio (The Videoblogs) beautifully captures the predawn streets of New York City while seamlessly weaving themes of insomnia and mental health into this entertaining and unique romantic comedy.