By the time Kief Davidson got his Oscar nomination last week, he had gone through all the highs and lows of a Hollywood career: heartbreak, success, hopelessness and out-of-the-blue comebacks.
And that was just between 3 and 5 a.m.
The director, whose short film "Open Heart" will screen next weekend at the Irvine International Film Festival, spent a rough night before Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane announced the Oscar contenders early Thursday morning. For hours, he couldn't sleep, and when he finally did, his subconscious began playing tricks.
"I was having the same dreams over and over again," Davidson said. "The first one was that I woke up and saw online that we didn't get the nomination, and I was really upset, and then I would wake up and be really relieved that it was just a dream. Then I'd fall asleep again and dream that I got the nomination. But then I would wake up and realize that I was just dreaming.