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Film / Sleeping On Floors

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In the summer of 2016 we decided to take a little bit of money and go a long way to tell the story of a young couple on a road trip. The idea was to make a feature length film and then release the trailer for that film in the form of the music video "Sleep on the Floor".

Sleeping on Floors in an unfinished film, made by Isaac Ravishankara and the band The Lumineers. It stars Elise Eberle and Adam Lively as a young couple in their 20s on a Road Trip Plot.


The film can be found here. The cut-down version of it is the music video for Sleep on the Floor.

  • Agent Mulder: Levi of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cleo finds this charmingly eccentric, and has an open mind about it, but does not take him seriously, to his annoyance.
    Levi: This is your first time in New Mexico, right?
    Cleo: Yeah, completely.
    Levi: So you know nothing about the aliens here?
    Tony: What?
    Levi: Ok, ok, so let me explain. Aliens are real, right? You guys agree?
  • The Alleged Car: They buy the car off Craigslist and pay $400 for it. It has no AC, and they're pretty skeptical of its ability to get to New York.
  • Arc Words: "Smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."
  • The Cameo: The Lumineers appear and play at the house party in Denver.
  • Comforting Comforter/You Must Be Cold: At the very end, Anthony puts his suit coat over a sleeping Cleo and gives her a kiss on the cheek before taking his leave. He also leaves her the car.
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  • Darker and Edgier: The core of the plot, really, is about their relationship problems and eventual breakup. This is omitted from the music video.
  • Differing Priorities Breakup: They always said they'd get married someday, but Anthony seems to really want to, while Cleo doesn't. In the end, they break up.
  • Disappeared Dad: Levi's dad is to him. He asks Anthony and Cleo to visit Levi on his behalf, as a way of reaching out.
    Dad: He lives with his mom. We haven't really... had much communication for quite a while there, uh... Yeah, tried email, I've tried calling him... not much...
  • Driving Stick: Cleo hasn't driven stick before. Subverted, in that she gets a handle on it pretty quick. Double subverted in that another car trouble follows soon after when they run out of gas.
  • Ending Theme: "Slow It Down" by The Lumineers
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  • Foreshadowing: At about the 8 minute mark, a tape of a voicemail plays.
    Anthony: It's me. Sorry I took 2 days to call you back. I don't know if this is the right time, or whatever. Um. I've been thinking about our adventure that we went on and something. Y'know, I don't know, it just, it kinda sucks, y'know, having this story and not being sure whether or not to share it with other people or keep it all to myself. [Beat] How's that car doing? She still running, even? [Beat] I'm back in California. I haven't been able to save enough for a plain ticket, you know how much those things are. I miss you. I hope that's ok to say. Um. I have to work early in the morning, but if you get this, I'll be up for a couple hours, so gimme a call back. Tag, you're it.
  • High-School Sweethearts: Anthony and Cleo have been together since high-school.
  • The Kindness of Strangers: Levi is very hospitable to the strangers his estranged father sends his way. Levi then passes them along to his friend Stel in Denver, who invite them to a house party and then give them a place to stay.
  • Metaphorical Marriage: They always said they'd get married someday. Upon deciding they they need to break up, they decide to have their wedding right there, tonight, as a sort of one last hurrah. There is no reason to make it legally binding, though.
  • Not Staying for Breakfast: At the end, after their wedding, Anthony leaves before Cleo wakes up, so that their last moment together can be a beautiful one, rather than having to face the pain of ending.
  • Reality Subtext: Anthony introduces himself to the hitchhiker and his daughter by the name Adam—the actor's real name.
  • Rejected Marriage Proposal: When Anthony proposes to Cleo, she initially thinks he's joking (My God, You Are Serious!) and then—when he isn't—she has no words. She doesn't actually say the word "no", but she doesn't say anything else either, which makes it pretty clear. Anthony says they've talked about it, but "it's always something."
  • Road Trip Plot: They set out from Lancaster, California, and go to Vegas, then Albuquerque, then Denver.
  • Viva Las Vegas!: They make a spontaneous detour to Vegas. While they're there, Anthony proposes, perhaps trying to invoke the married in Vegas trope.
  • Welcome to the Big City: They leave from Lancaster, California, and are bound for New York City. Subverted, in that they only get as far as Denver, Colorado.