Watch: 'The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To' Short Film

February 25, 2015
Source: Vimeo

The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To

"Well, then I guess we have no choice than to go on an adventure…" Now this is awesome! Comedian/actor DC Pierson wrote a book called The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To, which director Dan Eckman (of Derrick Comedy's Mystery Team) is trying to get turned into a movie, but it needs our support. So he made a quick 5-minute short film proof-of-concept to show how awesome this would be, and it's pretty cool. Tony Revolori of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Dope stars with Jack Quaid of The Hunger Games. They use a line about how this is like a 3D printer for anything from the comic book, which is a cool pitch, and it works well. I really do want to see more, though hopefully as a movie not a TV show.

Thanks to SlashFilm for the tip. Fire this up right away and enjoy, and if you want more definitely say so.

The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To

From Vimeo: Want to see more? Please share with your friends to support the feature film version. This is a proof-of-concept short for a feature film adaptation of the award-winning novel The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To. Director Dan Eckman ("Community", Mystery Team, Derrick Comedy) and his frequent collaborators Meggie McFadden and DC Pierson are adapting from Pierson's original novel. The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had To is a coming-of-age sci-fi adventure in the tradition of Back To The Future, with classic teen-movie themes like friendship, first love, and betrayal playing out on a superhuman scale. For more on the project and to support follow on Instagram+Twitter @whocouldntsleep.

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I like these two actors. This could be a fun movie....but I feel it would be more commercially successful if they toned the F-bombs down and made it more of a family friendly movie. ....or go the opposite way and make it a Hot Tub Time Machine type film...

TheOct8pus on Feb 25, 2015


Hot tube style. Derrick Comedy is hilarious.

mooreworthy on Feb 25, 2015


LOL. It is always pleasing to know there is such talent out there.

DAVIDPD on Feb 26, 2015

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