Artist Projects

Sleep Dealer

Alex Rivera

Sleep Dealer is a science fiction set in the not-too-distant future, in which a global, high speed network ties the world together. The story is set partly in Mexico, and partly in the United States, and takes place between three characters who inhabit very different spaces in this world: a migrant from Oaxaca, a soldier in California, and a writer based in the sprawling border city of Tijuana who ties them together.

Project Updates

  • 2010: Sleep Dealer screens at Museum of Modern Art in New York as part of Creative Capital film festival

  • 2008: Sleep Dealer is screened at Berlin Film Festival

  • 2008: Sleep Dealer premieres at the Sundance Film Festival and wins the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award and Alfred P. Sloan Prize

  • 2008: Sleep Dealer is screened at New Directors Festival in New York

  • 2008: Sleep Dealer is screened at Sundance Institute at Brooklyn Academy of Music