The Sleep Room

Based on a true story about secret CIA funded brainwashing experiments conducted on psychiatric patients in Montreal's Allan Memorial Hospital in the 50's. After 25 years the aging survivors challenge the USA in a pursult of justice

Opening remarks by James C. Turner
The Sleep Room's Missing Memories.

 

"...Cast and crew have been unanimous in their praise of director Anne Wheeler..."
"...Cinematographer Thomas Vamos has similar praise for Wheeler (The Diviners, Loyalties, Cowboys Don't Cry).
"I think she is one of the best directors I have worked with in my life," he says. "And not only on the level of craft but she has an extraordinary knowledge and sensitivity. She has tremendous patience for the people, and for the production."
Playback Magazine
   

Gemini Awards 1998:
Best Direction in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Anne Wheeler
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Diego Matamoros
Best Sound in a Dramatic Program or Series
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
Special Award - Donald Mowat - For outstanding achievement in makeup.

Gemini Awards 1998 nominations:
Best Original Music Score for a Program or Mini-Series - Richard Grégoire
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Donald Moffat
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Leon Pownall
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Macha Grenon
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Gabrielle Rose
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Nicola Cavendish
Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series -Bruce M. Smith