Sleep Paralysis

Joseph, a teenage student, attempts to handle the stresses of school, a girl, and the bully of his class. Unfortunately, these distressing matters cause him to experience a terrifying event in his sleep.

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William Tran


Director: William Tran
Producer: Raymond Locklin
Screenwriter: William Tran
Cinematographer: Raymond Locklin, William Tran
Editor: William Tran
Principal Cast: Joseph Locklin, Maggie Maine, William Tran, Charles Rodarte, Mark Williams, Raymond Locklin
Additional Credits: Key grip: Tristan Potts, Sound Operator: Christian Crain


Matthew Mastrilli
Public Film Contact
Matthew Mastrilli
New Tech Film Collective
Publicity Contact
William Tran
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Screening Category: Texas High School
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 4 mins