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Directed by Benjamin Howard

Realistically Speaking / United States / 2017 / Comedy, Drama / 7 mins / English / Color / Digital


A lengthy car ride concludes with awkward family banter between a prying mother and her two adult children.

Director's Bio

Benjamin Howard graduated from San Diego State University in 2017, where he earned a degree in Television, Film and New Media. His work in the film department at San Diego State earned him an award for Excellence in Film Directing in the spring of 2017. “Sleep on It” is the fifth short film he headed during his tenure at State.



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  1. Realistically Speaking – Shorts Program

    Realistically Speaking / 120 mins
    Italian Neo-realism, French New Wave- these film movements changed the future of film and were beyond influential on modern filmmaking. San Diego Film Week founder, Jodi Cilley, is heavily inspired by these and other realism movements. She created this block to highlight and celebrate the filmmakers in our community who are producing films that emphasize the real and dynamic ways we interact as humans. This block will make you laugh, make you cry, but most of all make you FEEL what it’s like to be in someone else’s shoes. Featuring Jeff Man, Ryan Cassalman, Benjamin Howard, Shaan Couture, and Tyler J. Oakley.

    In This Program: Greetings From San Diego, Ostoja Will Move Your Piano, Santa Claus, Our Barrio, adolescence, Quiet Mess, Sleep on It, Dear Old Dad

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