Sleepless Night

'Sleepless Night' Interview: Director Frederic Jardin and Star Tomer Sisley

by Matt Singer May 11, 2012 @ 3:34 PM
Tribeca Film
Here's all you really need to know about 'Sleepless Night': 1. It is an action movie. 2. It is awesome. 3. If you like awesome action movies, you need to see it.
If our endorsement isn't enough, maybe this interview with the film's director and star - Frederic Jardin and Tomer Sisley respectively - will help convince you. We had the chance to speak with these talented gentlemen last month at the Tribeca Film Festival, where their film was playing before premiering on VOD (it also opens in theaters in New York City and Austin, TX today).
During our conversation, Jardin and Sisley explained the origins of their unforgettable film, the story of a bad father and worse cop who repeatedly risks his life to save his kidnapped son from a bunch of ruthless drug dealers. We also discussed the best ways to shoot and cut action onscreen, including a step-by-step breakdown of how they made one particularly memorable sequence: the "kitchen fight."