Podtalk: Filmmaker Scott Powers on ‘Insomnium,’ with VOD Release on June 18, 2019

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CHICAGO – The supernatural thriller, where unseen forces begin to permeate the normalcy of life, has been a staple in the “scary movie” genre since telling stories on film began. The debut of filmmaker Scott Powers, the aptly titled “Insomnium,” is one of those types of supernatural film, combining sleep deprivation with the connective spirits of something not quite right. The film is releasing on Video-On-Demand (VOD) through various outlets on June 18th, 2019. See below for a special offer for readers of HollywoodChicago.com. For the trailer of “Insomnium, click here.

Mystery at the Top of the Stairs: Scene from ‘Insomnium,’ Directed by Scott Powers
Photo credit: Insomnium LLC

George (Brad Pennington) and Phinneas (Clint Browning) share an apartment in Los Angeles, and their Russian landlord, Mr. Romanovsky (Leon Shparaga) lives in the upstairs unit. The complex has an impossibly steep set of stairs, and this becomes daunting when George is injured, breaking his leg and having limited mobility. His girlfriend Kim (Gena Shaw) and her friend Olivia (Larena Reyna) join the roommates on George’s first night home. After a long night of drinking, they bring out a Ouija board, and a strange event occurs. Phinneas, whose insomnia is epic, begins to exhibit bizarre behavior, and his connection to another soul becomes a dark circumstance.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, filmmaker Scott Powers talks about inspirations and themes within “Insomnium.”

For the readers of HollywoodChicago.com, “Insomnium” is offering a 25% discount on Rental or Purchase of the film. Type in the code “HollywoodChicago25” on their main VOD page (click here) and receive the discount through August 1st, 2019.

“Insomnium” is available with Video-On-Demand on June 18th, 2019. See digital providers for availability or click the link above. Featuring Brad Pennington, Clint Browning, Leon Shparaga, Gena Shaw and Larena Reyna. Written and directed by Scott Powers. Not Rated, but for mature audiences.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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