Some Things Won’t Sleep

Writer & Director: Leah Johnston
Producers: André  Pettigrew
Editor: Shawn Beckwith


A woman attempts to do the most horrific thing possible to save her marriage.

Festivals & Awards

National Screen Institute Drama Prize, 2013

Brian Linehan Award Sponsorship

Montreal World Film Festival

NSI Online Film Festival *Winner: Corus Fearless Female Director Award*

CBC Short Film Gala- Atlantic Film Festival

Palm Springs Shortsfest Marketplace

Yorkton Film Festival *Nominee: Best Emerging Filmmaker*

Canadian Film Festival *Winner: Best Production Design*

Hollyshorts Film Festival- Monthly Screening Series

Worldfest Houston *Winner: Special Jury Prize*

Silverwave Film Festival *Winner: Best Horror*

Nickel Independent Film Festival

Island Media Arts Festival

Parrsboro Film Festival

Love Your Shorts Film Festival

New Vision Film Festival

Halifax Independent Film Festival

Screen Nova Scotia Awards *Nominee: Best Short*

ACTRA Maritimes Awards *Nominee: Best Actress in a Leading Role – Alexis Milligan*

Showcase Truro Film Festival

Tromadance Film Festival

Halifax Independent Film Festival Touring series