2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Awake After Sleepless Nights

Saturday, March 14
7:45PM - 9:15PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Road


Joshua is a teenager who, like millions of others, finds emersion in videogames that isn’t offered to them in their day to day routines. In the wake of family problems and in a struggle against long sleepless nights, online games become his ultimate answer against the otherwise mundane proceedings of the day.

Section: Texas High School Shorts Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Runtime: 5min

Director: Nathan Jowers

Executive Producer: Nathan Jowers

Producer: Dave Derr,

Screenwriter: Nathan Jowers, Jake VanValkenburg

Cinematographer: Jake VanValkenburg

Editor: Nathan Jowers

Sound Designer: Nathan Jowers

Additional Credits: Camera Operator: Kevin Adams, Boom Operator: Roger Johnson, Make-up: Shannon Jowers

Principal Cast: Jarren Sczesny, Mackenna Morrow


Nathan Jowers is a high school filmmaker who enjoys, more than anything, color grading and sound design. He first seriously used a camera in 6th grade, and has loved it since. Outside of film, Nathan is interested in philosophy, theology, and robotics.

Public Film Contact
Nathan Jowers

Publicity Contact
Jake VanValkenburg



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