EVELYN ELEVEN PRODUCTIONS

Trailer: https://youtu.be/UjjLM9Itkr4
Opening Scene: https://youtu.be/2_ac1-Oizms

EVELYN ELEVEN PRODUCTIONS

Karen Scobie is the owner and creator of Evelyn Eleven Productions (est. January 2019). The name Evelyn comes from both of her grandmothers, Evelyn Scobie and Evelyn Oates. The Eleven signified the number of years Karen had been living and working in Toronto as a filmmaker, but also the lucky clock time of 11:11.

Good Night, Sleep Tight written by Karen Scobie is Evelyn Eleven Productions’ first film.

A Toronto couple discover they have bed bugs. Watch as they go through the trials and tribulations of dealing with the pests and how it puts a strain on their relationship in the process. Based on a true story. Dark comedy short film starring Karen Scobie & Steven Vlahos.

Good Night, Sleep Tight is a film based on a personal experience. Karen Scobie lived through a summer with bed bugs in 2013 and decided to turn that nightmare time of her life into a film. Bed bugs are a real issue in Toronto, but there is a huge stigma around them. No one wants to admit if they have bed bugs, because people will think they are “dirty”. This film is a tribute to everyone who has ever had beg bugs or a bed bug scare, to show them they are not alone. It’s educational for those lucky few who have never had them, and a “How To” for those currently with them.

The trailer/opening scene was filmed in February 2019 and released online March 18, 2019. Filming for the entire short film began May 27, 2019 and finished June 27, 2019. The film premiered at Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 27, 2019 featuring a pre-premiere screening of new sketch comedy films from Big Cake Comedy & Cackle Comedy Productions. The night was a huge success and now Good Night, Sleep Tight will move into the festival circuit.

Film Festival Awards/Certificates:
November 15th, 2019: Canada Shorts Film Festival, Saint John NB, Canada – Official Selection AND Award of Commendation
November 30th, 2019: Canadian Cinematography Awards, Toronto ON, Canada- Semi-Finalist
December 2nd, 2019: Alternative Film Festival, Toronto ON, Canada- Finalist – Nomination for “Best Film of the Festival” & Screening December 9th, 2019 in Toronto
December 9th, 2019: Alternative Film Festival, Toronto ON, Canada – WINNER Best Film of the Festival AND WINNER Audience Choice Award
January 13th, 2020: Depth of Field International Film Festival, Nassau DE, USA – Official Selection
January 19th, 2020: Southern Shorts Awards, Roswell GA, USA – 10 awards of Excellence/Merit for Achievement in Acting (Steven Vlahos & Karen Scobie), Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Sound Editing, Screenwriting, Music Composition, Production Design and Overall Film
January 26th, 2020: Depth of Field International Film Festival, Nassau DE, USA – Award of Excellence
March 2nd, 2020: Capital City Film Festival, Lansing MI, USA- Official Selection & Screening April 8-19, 2020 in Michigan

For more filming information about Good Night, Sleep Tight, please visit the IMDb or Go Fund Me links below (donations on Go Fund Me are now closed):
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10472042/?ref_=nm_knf_t1
https://www.gofundme.com/evelyn-eleven-productions-first-film?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=fb_u_g&fbclid=IwAR3c-5MFZAfJnNsyEgk_9lkklW62h7EEpZAkLppaPdluEyNJBnPy0V7ZjC4
https://foxtheatre.ca/events/good-night-sleep-tight-premiere/
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GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT
CAST & CREW


HANNAH – Karen Scobie
DAVID – Steven Vlahos
PENNY the cat – Matilda

DIRECTOR Brandon Nicoletti
WRITER Karen Scobie
CINEMATOGRAPHER William Innes
PRODUCER Karen Scobie
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Steven Vlahos
EDITOR William Innes
PRODUCTION MANAGER Karen Scobie
COMPOSERS Joseph Martel, Devlin Flynn
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Hilary June Hart, Trevor Ketcheson
SECOND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Cydney Penner
THIRD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Mallory Watson
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Mallory Watson
KEY MAKE UP ARTIST Julia Palfreyman
MAKE UP ARTIST Emily Power
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Karen Scobie
SOUND EDITOR Daniel Yaworsky
LOCATION SOUND MIXER & BOOM OPERATORS Felipe Gonzalez, Hilary June Hart, Daniel Yaworsky

EXTRAS Zach Parsons, Divya Jadeja, Diana Paolone, Ashley Mangru, Trevor Ketcheson, Mallory Watson

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GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT – TRAILER March 2019
CAST & CREW


HANNAH – Karen Scobie
DAVID – Steven Vlahos

DIRECTOR Brandon Nicoletti
WRITER Karen Scobie
CINEMATOGRAPHER William Innes
PRODUCER Karen Scobie
EDITOR William Innes
PRODUCTION MANAGER Hilary June Hart
COMPOSER Hilary June Hart
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Hilary June Hart, Mallory Watson
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Trevor Ketcheson, Mallory Watson
KEY MAKE UP ARTIST Elizabeth Emmerson
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Karen Scobie
LOCATION SOUND MIXER & BOOM OPERATORS Hilary June Hart, Derrick O’Toole

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Facts about bed bugs:

#1
Bedbugs reproduce by a gruesome strategy appropriately named “traumatic insemination,” in which the male stabs the female’s abdomen and injects sperm into the wound. During their life cycle, females can lay more than 200 eggs, which hatch and go through five immature “nymph” stages before reaching their adult form, molting after each phase.
On average, female bed bugs lay about one to seven eggs per day after a blood feeding has taken place. However, the mating process can sometimes be difficult for the female bed bug. Frequent mating can cause injury. As a result, female bed bugs do not necessarily produce more eggs with increased mating sessions. Instead, a female bed bug is more likely to travel away from her original location to an area where she can guarantee a food source and a lack of mates. With lack of disruption and access to food, a female bed bug can lay many eggs. Once the nymphs (baby bed bugs) grow into their adult form, the females will often mate with their own offspring.

#2
According to the BBC, archaeologists have discovered fossil evidence of what appears to be bed bugs, indicating that they are as old as 3,500 years.
Scientists believe bed bugs originated in bat caves and began feeding on humans as humans moved into caves.

#3
While there are about 90 different species of bed bugs, only three are actually known to feed on humans. The ones that typically plague humans are the common bedbug Cimex lectularius and the tropical bedbug Cimex hemipterus. The ones that feed on people can crawl more than 100 feet (30 meters) in a night, but typically creep to within 8 feet (2.4 m) of the spot its human hosts sleep.

#4
Bedbugs can easily hide in the seams and folds of luggage, bags and clothes. They also take shelter behind wallpaper and inside bedding, box springs and furniture.

#5
Anyone can get bed bugs. Bed bugs have been found in the homes of the wealthy and poor. Unsanitary conditions will not cause bed bugs but getting rid of clutter will help to reduce the number of places bed bugs can live and hide.

#6
Bed bugs will come out and bite you even when the lights are turned on. The heat and carbon dioxide our bodies emit during a sleep is very attractive to the insects, lightness will not scare them, especially if the bugs are hungry.

#7
Here are some tips to keep in mind, especially when travelling!

Get rid of clutter at your home, which makes it easier to spot bed bugs.

If you think you have bed bugs in your home, dry bed linens, curtains and stuffed animals on the highest temperature the fabric allows.

If traveling, don’t store luggage on a bed or near a wall. The best spots to put it are in a bathroom or on counters. And when you get home, put all your clothing that can go in the dryer on high heat for 15 minutes.

#8
Bed bugs can survive a trip through a vacuum hose. It is important to remove the bed bugs from the vacuum when you are done so that they do not escape.

#9
Here are the Top 10 cities in Canada that are known for bed bugs! (Study from 2018)

1. Toronto
2. Winnipeg
3. St. Johns
4. Vancouver
5. Halifax
6. Ottawa
7. Hamilton
8. Sudbury
9. Windsor
10. Scarborough

#10
The critters become engorged with blood in about 10 minutes, which fills them up for days.
Bed bugs can live 5 months without feeding, but some cases have been reported as nearly 18 months!

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Evelyn Eleven Productions
IG: @evelyn11productions

Contact: karen@karenscobie.com