Joe Fiorillo has written several plays including GHOSTS IN THE PARLOR, PICKING UP GIRLS IN HELL and most recently SQUAT THRUSTS OF THE HEART. He ran the writers’ “Last Stop” reading series and is currently working on a series of essays on theatre, language and moral philosophy. THE DAYS GOD SLEPT is his first produced short film.


Jeremiah Kipp's directing credits include THE SADIST starring Tom Savini, THE POD starring Larry Fessenden, CONTACT (commissioned by Sinister Six annual screening series), CRESTFALLEN, THE CHRISTMAS PARTY (Cannes and Clermont-Ferrand), EASY PREY (commissioned by NYC's annual VisionFest), DROOL (commissioned by Mandragoras Art Space), SNAPSHOT and THE APARTMENT (commissioned by Canon to premiere their XL2 at DV Expo 2004). Producing credits include the feature films SATAN HATES YOU (created by Glass Eye Pix, starring Angus Scrimm, Michael Berryman and Reggie Bannister), GOD'S LAND, LET'S PLAY, IN MONTAUK, THE JONESTOWN DEFENSE, THE DOLL HOUSE (filmed in Valencia, Spain) and THE BED-THING (directed by Pulitzer Prize-nominated Matt Zoller Seitz). Assistant director credits include I SELL THE DEAD starring Dominic Monaghan, SOMEWHERE TONIGHT starring John Turturro, ONE NIGHT starring Melissa Leo, and the Sundance Award-winning MAN (dir: Myna Joseph).


Dominick Sivilli was born and raised in New York City. Recent feature credits include THE SADIST starring genre icon Tom Savini and Bryan Enk’s gritty werewolf movie THE BIG BAD. Other DP credits include the sci-fi epic HALO: HELLJUMPER, OUT AT HOME, GALLERY OF FEAR, PERFIDIA, CRESTFALLEN, PSYCHO STREET, CONTACT, SOMETHING JUST, and TASTE OF HONEY. Dominick loves new challenges and can take on any genre. He got his start in horror films, Fangoria praised “Sivilli’s moody lighting, which creates a foreboding, creepy atmosphere.” Horror Review wrote, “Actions speak louder than words—and the brilliant cinematography and editing of a promising young force in the film business, Dominick Sivilli, make CONTACT the sharp film that it is.”


Film composer Harry Manfredini has been known for horror films, but is also a song writer and jazz soloist. From his haunting dramatic scores for The Friday the 13th films, to his adventurous music for The Omega Code, Harry Manfredini has established himself as a motion picture music composer of the same style as Bernard Herrmann.  With over 130 scores to his credit, his music has spanned the spectrum of film genres.  Besides the iconic score to Friday the 13th, Manfredini's scores for House, DeepStar Six and Cameron's Closet also confirmed his appeal as a popular horror film composer, but he has also composed for adventure, comedy and family films including Spring Break, Aces: Iron Eagle III and Follow Your Heart. In recent years, he has composed the scores for major motion pictures, including Wes Craven's Wishmaster, The Omega Code.  He has scored numerous Lifetime and Hallmark films ranging from comedy to tragicdramas.  He has scored some of the most successful childrens films of all times.  Always on the lookout for new and creative talent, he has scored short films for Patrick Rea, and Jeremiah Kipp. 


Lauren Rayner is a storyteller and experiments by telling stories in various creative mediums. She holds a BA in Theatre and Applied Theatre Arts in Education from the University of Southern California.  After constant exposure to the film industry while in Los Angeles and at USC, Lauren relocated to New York and is currently producing a series of independent films, including shorts MOVING FORWARD written and directed by Joshua Weber, THE DAYS GOD SLEPT written by Joseph Fiorillo and directed by Jeremiah Kipp, and recently directed a novel adaption of BEAUTIFUL GARBAGE in an ongoing collaboration with novelist Jill Di Donato. Current feature length projects include SUGAR! written and starring Leora Kalish and DUE BACK THIS LIFETIME written and directed by Jason Levy.  Films that Lauren has produced are Official Selections at festivals all over the U.S. including the Newport Beach Film Festival, Manhattan Film Festival, and the San Diego Black Film Festival. Lauren is proud to be a fiscally sponsored artist with Fractured Atlas.

LAUREN FOX [Principal - “Kristy”]

Lauren Fox was born and raised in New York City.  Film credits include Darren  Aronofsky’s Pi, Noon Blue Apples (Sundance 2002 premiere), Revolution Summer,  Standing on Fishes, Hamill, We Need To Talk About Kevin, and the recently  completed The Days God Slept.  Television credits include New Amsterdam and  Fringe.  New York theater credits include Hillbilly Women, and GO-SEE, both at the  ArcLight Theater, and Heathens at Theater For A New City.  Her screenplay, Atlas Of  The Soul, is in development with Lauren set to play the lead role, under the direction  of Raul Esparza.  Her cabaret show, Love, Lust, Fear & Freedom: The Songs Of Joni  Mitchell & Leonard Cohen, for which Lauren received rave reviews, including one from  Stephen Holden in the New York Times, opened in November 2011, and ran through  Spring 2012 at the Metropolitan Room, NYC.  It is scheduled to make it’s debut at  various performing arts centers and concert venues across the country in Fall 2012.   Lauren is the 2012 recipient of the MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and  Clubs), and Bistro Award for Outstanding Debut.

LUKAS HASSEL [Principal - “CARL”]

Born and raised in Denmark, Lukas Hassel trained and graduated from the Samuel Beckett Theater School, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. As an actor, Lukas has been on TV in Law & Order, CI, The Beautiful Life, and many others as well as in films like Borstal Boy, In Montauk and Man About Town (which won at Sundance for Best Short). As a writer/director, Lukas did Dinner With Peter, and was pleased to see it accepted into festivals like Smogdance, Williamstown FF and Boston international FF. He recently wrapped on his new short film, Into the Dark. Lukas has written several feature length scripts, one of which, Girls On the Run has won several awards. His new script Le Mecano is currently in the running for the top prize at Cinestory. The Day God Slept marks his first time working with Jeremiah Kipp as director, and he was thrilled to be working with the brilliant Lauren Fox.


Some stage credits include Harry Reems in The Deep Throat Sex Scandal (45 Bleeker), Al's Business Cards (Theatre Row),The Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side (PS 122), The Off Broadway 24 Hour Plays (The Acorn, Theatre Row), Dance Lessons* Samuel French Festival Winner (Theatre Row), Somewhere In The Pacific (The Atlantic Stage 2), I.E. In Other Words (The Flea), Buried Child (Fusion, ABQ, NM) and Mark Renton in Trainspotting (The Vortex, ABQ, NM.) Trained at the Drama Studio London where parts included the title role in Macbeth, Maj. Robbie Ross/Ketch in Our Country's Good, and Demetrius in A Midsummer Nights Dream.   Film and TV- 'Romeo and Juliet vs. The Living Dead' (Third Star Films), 'Circledrawers' (Poppoli Pictures), 'Guiding Light' (CBS), and 'All My Children' (ABC).  While in London he performed at the historic Old Vic theatre in the Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays.  Company member of At Play, The Amoralists and a founding member of The Camisade Theatre Company.

[ Co-Producer ]  

Mary Carney

[ Associate Producers ]  

Dennis Ostermaier, Jeanne Fiorillo & Mary Boies

[ 1st AC ] Samantha Pyra
[ 2nd AC ]  Benjamin Mack
[ Gaffer ] Valentin "Tony" Farkasch
[ Best Boy Electric ] Alex Gavin
[ Key Grip ]  Neal Todnem
[ Best Boy Grip ]  Jamal Solomon
[ Production Designer ]  Kimberly Matela
[ Art Assistant ]  Linwood Young
[ Sound Recordist ]  Eric Perez
[ Make-Up / Stylist ]  Kathleen Rivas
[ Script Supervisor ]  Calla Videt
[ DIT / Supervising Editor ]  Patrick McGowan
[ Editor ] Anthony Moran

[ Sound Design ] Roman Chimenti
[ Producing Assistant ] Christine Nikolich
[ Key PA ] Tarun Hansen
[ Production Assistants ] Tim Arista, Ethan Barrett, Shekhshem Ebron, Ken Guidry, Kevin JeanBaptiste, and Ally Weeks


[ Principals ]  Lauren Fox, Lukas Hassel, and Malcolm Madera

[ Featured ]  Jill Di Donato, Andrew Lemonier and Greg Skura

[ Dancers ]  Xiomara Cintron, Kelly Rae LeGault,

Klenimber Torres, and Melissa Weisberg

[ Background ]  Adam Barnick, Alissa Newman, Arlo Hill, Blake Williams, Bob Socci, Bradley Creanzo, Genoveva Rossi, Hermy Orduna, Lenny Amoia, Ariane Mallon, Missy Heather Bryron, Patrick Brancato, Rob Kabakoff, Rob Tweeddle, Roy, and Yonathan W.


[ This film was made possible by the generosity of the following individuals ] 

Alexandra Turshen, Ann Landrum, Anthony Comis, April Le, Clement Hill, D. Buschman, Dan DeLuca, Dave Ackerman, David Field, Dennis Ostermaier, Donna & Adam Foster, Erla Skuladottir, Greg Skrua, Hermy Orduna, Hilary Greer, Jae Choe, Janice Swanberry and Helen Swoboda, Jason Krystal, Jeanne Fiorillo, Jeanne & Michael Rabb, Joan Slavin, Kim Cummings, Leah Jacobs, Linda and Barry Foster, Mark Borkowski, Mary Lou Ray, Mary Nell Landrum, Max Gimblett, Melissa Weisberg, Michael Halliday, MT Carney, Olga Goister, P. Mcguire, Regency Boies, Rob Fiorillo, Rory, Rosalind Rita, Spencer Kiernan, Susannah Nolan, Thomas Fiorillo, Tom Ashton, Toni Robison-May, Victoria Foster, and Yoshika Morimoto

[ Equipment subsidy, producing partnership, and fiscal sponsorship made possible by ]

CodeBreaker Productions

Lauren Rayner Productions

Fractured Atlas

[ Special Thanks to ]

The Schoolhouse Theater

Ron Marotta

Abingdon Theatre Company

John Trevellini

Screening Sept 22, 2013 CoNey island @ 4PM


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