Written and Directed by Arshia Shakiba
Produced by Ariel Nasr
As a crisis hotline agent, Myriam’s work consists of speaking with people who urgently need emotional support for depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. Some nights she sleeps with her phone so she won’t miss a call–because missing a call could be fatal. This film is structured around one such phone call. At a time when mental health is more urgent than ever, Sleepless puts each of us in the place of a needy stranger and shows the hope and beauty of a compassionate act.