Interview: Screenwriter/Director Jamie Sisley & Stay Awake Cast

The Berlinale Film Festival got off to a bang, as Allison and I chatted over Zoom with the amazing cast and creatives of harrowing addiction drama, Stay Awake. We talk character motivations, the subversion to not vilify addicts, favorite filming locations, upcoming projects, and more! Based on the critically-acclaimed short film of the same name, … Continue reading Interview: Screenwriter/Director Jamie Sisley & Stay Awake Cast

Berlinale 2022: Stay Awake

★★★★★ Based on the critically-acclaimed short film of the same name, Stay Awake tells the story of two young boys on the cusp of adulthood as they maneuver their mother’s undying opioid addiction. Thanks to a trio of phenomenal key performances, writer/director Jamie Sisley crafts a harrowing, realistic portrayal of loving a relative who refuses … Continue reading Berlinale 2022: Stay Awake

Berlinale 2021: I’m Your Man

★★★★ Fresh from its debut at Berlinale International Film Festival, unconventional romantic comedy Ich bin dein Mensch (I’m Your Man) is a breath of fresh air. Charming Dan Stevens speaking in German was reason enough to watch, but I found a shockingly tender, beautiful character drama contained within. Stevens and co-star Maren Aggert have a … Continue reading Berlinale 2021: I’m Your Man