‘Stay awake to stay alive’

Rapid Eye Movement is a 2019 American thriller feature film about a publicity-seeking radio DJ who is driven to the edge of insanity when he attempts to break the eleven-day world record for staying awake – under the threat of a deranged caller who will kill him if he falls asleep.

Directed by Peter Bishai from a screenplay co-written with Brennan Smith, the Rapid Eye Productions movie stars François Arnaud, Reiko Aylesworth, Godfrey and Chloe Brooks.

Cast and characters:

  • François Arnaud … Rick Weider
  • Reiko Aylesworth … Charlene Johnson
  • Godfrey … Marcus Crawford
  • Chloe Brooks … Kathy Weider
  • Anna Myrha … Berber woman
  • Jamie Jackson … Doctor Maurice Falco
  • Stelio Savante … Steve Larabee
  • Rebecca Watson … Nancy Turner
  • Charlotte Schweiger … Teresa Deans
  • Brian Reddy … Cliff Breslin
  • Sarah Taylor … The Ballet Girl
  • Lori Hammel … News reporter
  • Danny Bolero … Detective Ron Murdoch
  • Wally Dunn … Doctor Gray
  • Kathleen M. Darcy … Passerby

Filming locations:

New York City, New York

Technical details:

108 minutes