Insomniacs is an emotionally charged, romantic drama about two lost souls connecting through a shared misery.
One restless night, on opposite sides of a flat complex, Jade and Theo become consumed by their insomnia. Burdened with lovesickness, Theo sees one light on during these late hours. Theo observes Jade from a distance - he becomes intrigued by someone suffering from a similar restlessness, attracted as he watches her move about. In a manic episode, Jade escapes to the rooftop and Theo follows.
Theo builds a connection with Jade through releasing their mutual frustrations - they confront their anxieties, what keeps them up at night. They remain awake throughout a restless night, surrendering to their insomnia.
Charles Chinzter Lai / 2014 / 14 minutes / English / United Kingdom