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Somnolence: A Short Sci Fi Film by Patrick Kalyn


n. A deep state of sleep, in severity the brain is unresponsive; the body, independent of circadian rhythm

Somnolence is a short science fiction movie by aspiring Canadian filmmaker Patrick Kalyn. Patrick is an Emmy nominated visual effects animator, who has worked on films such as Avatar, District 9, I, Robot, King Kong, X-Men: The Last Stand, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Jumper, The Water Horse, and television series like Stargate SG-1. Filmed for only $10,000 in 2 days in Vancouver, BC using Red Cameras, the short film is part of a larger story that Kalyn hopes to develop into a feature film.

Synopsis: By 2031, the Earth has exhausted its supply of fossil fuels. With the world on the verge of collapse, nations from around the globe form a coalition called AREN; the ‘Manhattan Project’ of clean self-replenishing energy. When an experiment goes wrong that threatens the world’s existence, David Canterra and a team of elite soldiers are sent on a mission to stop the anomaly. What they find is a mind-bending alternate dimension, and their only way home is through the fabric of time.

Written and Directed by Patrick Kalyn

Produced by: Gabriel Napora, Triton Films Inc.

Total Budget: $10,000

Shot on Spec in 2 days

Location: Vancouver, BC


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