Short Film: Sleep Now (2020)
Director: Pål Gustavsen
Writers: Nils Brodersen, Pål Gustavsen
Stars: Daniel Berg-Hansen, Per Lund Sørskaar
Run Time: 7 Minutes
A father reads a bedtime story to his son. It’s late, so he turns off the light. The boy watches his father change into a monster right in front of him. The father leaves the room, and the boy gets up to peek through the door. The father says “You must sleep now” over and over.
The boy calls for his father repeatedly, but his mother comes in. The mother comes in and explains that she missed father too. It seems the little boy shot and killed the father by accident some time ago…
The boy tells his father, “You must sleep now.”
When your parents tell you to go to bed, they have their reasons.
I liked the father turning into a monster, but I didn’t expect that the father was actually a ghost in the first place. Nice twist!