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A man reconnects with his lost love after her tragic death only to find himself in a Lucid Dream where he commands his own universe.
Dylan Howard
New York, New York
United States
3 Team Members

King Of Oneiros, tells the story of a man who loses his love to tragedy, but then reconnects with her in a lucid dream. The result is a visually stunning expression of a dreamworld far removed from our own...

We Have a Finished Film! Help us fund the  release & submission to festivals Everywhere!

KING OF ONEIROS is finished! After a year in the making we have a beautiful film currently being reviewed by Sundance. It looks beautiful and our team has been working hard with Director Dylan Howard in creating a sincere stunning visual expression of a Lucid Dream with the team waiting in anticipation to release it to all of you and our supporters and fans everywhere. Thank you for you patience as we have taken this time to piece this dream together. 

To date we have a finished film that we are ready to submit to film festivals all over the world starting with Sundance.   If we reach our goal of $5000 this will fund all submission fees and press materials + backer rewards.

We Have Already Submitted to the Following Festivals:

  • Aspen Shorfest
  • San Francisco
  • New York International 
  • Cinequest (San Jose)
  • Berlin International 
  • Sundance

In short, the more that can be raised, the bigger promotional push this film will receive.  Even if we don't reach our full goal the money raise will give us the freedom to send the film to as many festival as we can!  We have a beautiful list of 125 festivals ready to be checked off!  Please share with us a festival near you!


We are very proud of the story, performances, cinematography and production design of the film. Kindly help us in our endeavor towards submitting this film. Please donate generously, and tell your friends and family about our project. Words cannot describe the help you are providing us! We love you and are so blessed for having your support.

King Of Oneiros will be our calling card to a feature film project, maybe even a feature-length version of the King Of Oneiros.


Araihc started his early life connected with Chiara, an amazing girl who seemed to mirror him until she passed away in a tragic accident. Fueled with great regret, Araihc longs to find closure in saying his peace to her. He descends into his dreams to spend one last day with her, assuming that he would wake up shortly after. However, Araihc does not awaken. Being told that he has died, he is brought to those that act as the gods of all existence who tempt him with power over the stars at the cost of his hearts desire. Araihc is thrust into a world that tests his core and allows him to remember who he is and find Enlightenment as a Lucid Dreamer. He finds wholeness that the love he lost never dies and that it is held within.


"King Of Oneiros" is a love story that takes place within a lucid dream.  Creating a dream world of possibilities has been an amazing undertaking in design, bringing outer worldly characters into physicality and playing their parts as guides and imitators.  

Much inspiration for the dream world architectures come from the book “Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self”  by Robert Waggoner The book is the account of an extraordinarily talented lucid dreamer who goes beyond the boundaries of both psychology and religion. In the process, he stumbles upon the Inner Self. 

Much of the Character & Costume Design comes from sacred geometry and duality in the form of body painting, literally the characters wear what they deeply are.   Many inspirations have come from artist Alex Grey's life works, and gods & goddesses from Ancient Sumerian, Egypt, and Ancient Greece.   We have had the honor working with one of the top body paint makeup artists from Canada, miss Millisa Meresky & amazing hair designer Aleksandra Mikolajzcyk.

Check out Millisa Meresky's previous works on her website:


Many of the featured props and costume pieces have been custom made and tailored to re-sculpt the characters to reflect aspect of the dreamer himself.  For a year we have been fortunate enough to work with amazing artists from the online art collective of Etsy.com in creating some amazing Items that look legendary in nature.  Our most featured Item is the "Crystal Crown Of Dreams" warn by our split Emperor.  Its made from harden leather from two amazing artists, Aurelius Rune and Azalyne Raven at "Feathery Leathery"  A huge thank you to them and their amazing work!  We will be featuring other artists in our upcoming updates.

You can check them out on their shop site:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/FeatheryLeathery

These characters were brought to life at a much grander scale, giving characters amazing textural detail and subtextual insights, they wear what that deeply are. 

Since dreams are usually experienced hyper visually we will be literally rebuilding environments surrounding the story using compositing and painting in new life into each scene.  We are also working with different elemental qualities in environments the connect and represent the subconscious emotion reactions that are taking place at the core of the dreamer.  

The environment constantly mirrors the consciousness of the dreamer for in this instance the environment is the dreamer, they are one flow.  The core theme of the film is Unity, the one, the still eternity, the mirror of wonders, the underlined thread the connects all things as one, the dreamer is literally the way shower of conscious evolution. The Lucid dreamer is at the forefront of all possibility of experience itself.    


Thank you for considering our project. We’d love to have you become part of the Oneiros Team. We think this film has massive potential and I hope you’re as excited about it as we are.

Thank you for supporting independent filmmaking. It takes the generosity of a lot of people to make these projects a reality. You're contribution, no matter the size, is a big deal to us.


We have receive generous cooperation from the Rhode Island Film Office as well as the NYC Mayors Office and all other locations believing in the uniqueness of this project. So many have donated their time to this project. So many have helped us get this far to completing this collective dream. So many having their best performances as some of their most favorite roles of their early careers.

King Of Oneiros has been shot on the Red Scarlet by Steven Latta and his amazing Team, capturing the greatest detail, in all of our design especially our painted characters.

Check out more previous work of his here:


We Are featuring Music of Dan Chase, Helios, Rudy Adrian, and Hammock.

Special Effects, Greenscreen, and compositing are being done by Resight & Siddharth Gupta.

Set Design has been orchestrated by Rocío Giménez & Dylan Howard

The Film has been on an ambitious journey spanning 5 states and over 11 locations within New York, and Rhode Island including:

  • Central Park, NY
  • Castle On The Hudson, NY
  • Hackley School, NY
  • Shepards Hall of City College Of New York, NY
  • The Islamic Spiritual Center, NY
  • Windmill Studios, NY
  • Cinema World Studios, NY 
  • Blithewold Mansion, RI
  • Narragansett,R
  • Providence, RI
  • Rodger Williams Park Temple to Music, RI  
  • Maine
  • Vermont
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island
  • New York

Showing Support!

To become one of our backers, just click on the big green button to the right of our video. IndieGoGo will ask you for your pledge, which reward you want, and how you want to sign up. Signing up is easy; you can even do it through Facebook. 

We’re even offering some truly distinctive incentives, exclusively available for our IndieGoGo supporters!  All of these rewards will be Limited Edition items, such as artwork and/or art prints, books, the official screenplay, first run DVDs, t-shirts, interviews and meetings with the filmmaker(s), even special credit in the film. 

You can support us further by liking us on Facebook as well. You will get updated news about film weekly and contact with us directly.  


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