SLEEPOVER LA: A POP-DRAMA WITH DANCE SET AT THE STANDARD HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
Sleepover LA is a short film that revamps traditional narrative with stylized dance and pop song mash-ups: Two women spend a night at The Standard hotel in Downtown Los Angeles, where they trip into a haunting and ecstatic dreamscape that leaves them having traded places. The hotel’s sleek interiors and inhabitants set the stage for a series of synchronistic overlaps between these strangers. Dance and choreographed gesture act as a tool to highlight the bizarre within the mundane, the surreal life lying just below the surface.
Equal parts dance, fashion, music and noir, Sleepover LA poses the question: How much can change in one night? What happens when you stay in a place where you don’t know anyone, least of all yourself?
Currently the crew of Sleepover LA is raising funds to enter post production this spring and has launched a 30 day fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, starting April 10th. For more on the film and its team, and to make a donation, visit the campaign page here:
Sleepover LA is the first collaboration between producer Nicole Disson and director Lily Baldwin, who co-conceived the film, which Baldwin and Andrea Claire Maio co-wrote. In keeping with Baldwin’s recent film, Sea Meadow (BEST OF SXSW 2012, Art Basel Miami 2013) the director uses cutting-edge movement and a bold mash-up score to create a distinct storytelling vernacular. The film features original songs by Australian pop duo Pnau, a score by Mark degli Antoni (Into the Abyss, Soul Coughing) and Austin Rhodes as Director of Photography. Alex Lee Moyer has joined the team as the film’s editor and they will be releasing sneak preview teasers, edited by Oliver Mellan, throughout the campaign.