Stay Awake

Sun 10 July / Pálás 2 / 16:30

2022 / United States / 94 min / Drama, Coming of Age

Brothers Ethan (17) and Derek (19) try their best to navigate the pressures of teenage life while tending to their mother’s debilitating prescription drug addiction.
“The reality about movies that portray drug dependency and abuse is that sometimes it works, and other times, it’s simply a way for filmmakers to heal from their trauma. For Stay Awake, it’s both.”
— Film Threat

Based on the filmmaker’s adolescence in small-town America, Stay Awake is a personal exploration of the roller-coaster ride that families go on while trying to help their loved ones battle a disease that affects millions every day.

Irish Premiere

Director: Jamie Sisley
Writer: Jamie Sisley
Producers: Shrihari Sathe, Eric Schultz, Kelly Thomas & David Ariniello
Cast: Chrissy Metz, Wyatt Oleff, Fin Argus, Albert Jones, Cree Cicchino & Quinn McColgan

Principal funder