‘Nocturna’ explores the strange phenomenon of sleep paralysis and how our unconscious mind often manifests our darkest fears. Jamaicia, a woman in her early twenties, is visited in the small hours by an older sleep demon, ‘Nocturna’. Frozen in fear but with her eyes wide open, Nocturna taunts the deep-sleeping Jamaicia with a terrifyingly dark monologue.
Director Biography – Ed Edwards, KIm Ryan
Ed Edwards is a multi-award-winning advertising creative director. He’s created global campaigns for Dove, Levi’s, Jaguar, and H&M. His dramatic directing work includes two feature films, Stealing Elvis and The Promoter, which won best documentary at the London Independent Film Festival. Ed has also directed a string of short films, including Love Hooligan, Rapture, and War Dance. He has most recently launched his own production house in London, Untameable.