The Insomniac

"The Insomniac is a carefully crafted and finely-tuned crime thriller... A personal film with a sinister edge. I was unable to shake off the desire to see what was to come next. "
- John, Vile Reviews

"The script offers a solid twist and a cynical social critique."
- Inkoo Kang, The Village Voice

"The performances are very strong with Salazar excelling as the troubled John and his mental unraveling makes for uncomfortable viewing on more than one occasion. The Insomniac is without doubt a well made and impressively constructed film."
- John Townsend, Horror Asylum


About "The Insomniac"

Although he recently lost his father, John Figg seems to have it all - a beautiful soon-to-be fiancé, a loving dog, a new promotion, and loyal friends - until the house he inherits gets viciously robbed. Convinced a robbery will happen again and by someone he knows, John develops a severe case of insomnia.

John goes through a downward spiral, choosing to stay awake until he catches his culprit. Are his neighbors to blame? His friends? His girlfriend? His clients? He has reasons to accuse all and a ton of note pads to write out all his irrational - and sometimes rational - convictions.

THE INSOMNIAC is inspired by a true story. Eddy Salazar caught someone breaking into his house after a scheduled meeting was canceled. That night, Salazar didn't sleep at all, thinking about what could've happened if he, in fact, went to the meeting. For the next two weeks, he kept waking up in the middle of the night after hearing regular ambient noises, which led to writing the screenplay for the movie.


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Film Festivals

"The Insomniac" screened at film festivals across the United States and scored several prestigious nominations. The film won Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Dialogue!