2023 Official Selection / Etheria Film Night
Directed by Natalie Metzger
USA | 1-:15 min

A restless new mother confronts a dangerous terror whenever she tries to sleep.

Director Bio
Natalie Metzger is an award-winning director, writer, and producer, who explores the dark side of human nature with her visually rich and thoughtful work. Her directing credits include feature documentaries ALONE IN THE GAME (AFI Docs, Outfest) and SPECIAL BLOOD (Dolores Huerta Award for Best Director – Long Beach Indie, Best Feature Documentary – California Women’s FF) and numerous shorts including SLEEP STUDY (part of Hulu’s Bite Size Halloween series), IMMORTAL (Best Narrative Short – Eastern Oregon Film Festival), BARELY (Best Director – L-Dub Film Festival), and ARENA (Best Experimental Film – California Women’s Film Festival). She also directs PSAs and commercials which have been featured in the Washington Post and Huffington Post and won several Telly Awards and Aurora Awards including Platinum Best of Show. Metzger is an alum of CoverFly’s Endorsed Writers Program and Eastern Oregon’s Filmmaker Residency. Her feature script IMMORTAL won the Gold Prize at the Page International Screenwriting Awards, the Grand Prize in Screencraft’s Sci-Fi Screenwriting Competition, and is in the top 1% of Coverfly’s Red List.