When I found out that I talk in my sleep, I decided to start recording myself. So I placed a microphone over my bed and recorded my sleep talking nearly every night for a year. After combing through many hours of audio, I whittled down the funniest/strangest bits to showcase in this video.
5 questions with The Somniloquist director, Adam Rosenberg at the half-way mark.
Monday, January 16th, 2017
1Hi Adam! Thanks for being a part of our 2017 Winter Film Festival. First, what was the initial seed that made you want to make this film? I downloaded an app on my phone that tracks sleep patterns and records what you say in your sleep. In the morning I'd listen to the strange things I said the night before, but the quality wasn't great, so I couldn't really make out what I was saying. Then I decided to dig deeper and set up a real mic over my bed.
2The stuff you say in your sleep is hilarious. How long have you known you talk in your sleep and who was the person who told you? I've been told throughout my life by friends and family members, but maybe only once every few years. So I never knew I talk as frequently as I do.
3Have you ever gotten into trouble or an awkward situation because of something you said in your sleep? Not really. Only a couple times a partner has told me I said something funny the night before, and we'd laugh about it.
4You recorded yourself almost every night for an entire year. How many hours of sleep talk did you end up having in total before you started editing it down? It's hard to tell. Each morning I'd discard the uninteresting stuff to save on hard drive space. So by the end of the project, I'd say I had 1 hour of quality sleep talking.
5What's next? I'm nearly finished with 3 comedic short films about psychics called Psychic Pstories.
About the Interviewer: Ben Hicks
Ben Hicks is a writer/director and co-founder of Fandependent Films. Ben is currently working on making Fandependent Films awesome and is finishing up his first feature film entitled Kids Go Free to Fun Fun Time which was selected for the 2017 IFP Narrative Lab.
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