//_sleeper - a short film by jordan buckner
Set in a dying industrial town, //_sleeper tells the story of Frank, a recluse who wakes each day to a strange anomaly on the horizon. Black treacle skies, glowing monitors and strange phone calls are the backdrop to this unsettling character journey, as Frank looks ever watching towards the horizon - the anomaly awaits him.
//_sleeper was made as part of Animation 2018 - a BFI and BBC Four funded scheme to support 12 emerging filmmakers in the UK. The film was aired on Sunday 2nd December 2018, on BBC4 and BBC iPlayer. It is currently available to watch in full over at the BFI Player - player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-sleeper-2018-online