Who Needs Sleep? (2006)

Who Needs Sleep?
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 12mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords death, workplace
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tamara Maloney Editor n/a 172 7000002
Greg Landau Music n/a 120781 8000001
Dave Nelson Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Lisa Leeman Editor n/a 172 7000001
Haskell Wexler Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Lisa Leeman Director Co-Director 2 2000002
Tamara Maloney Producer n/a 3 3000001
Haskell Wexler Director n/a 2 2000001
Synopsis
Ahhh, the glamorous life in Hollywood. Or is it? Film crews routinely work sweatshop hours, often clocking 15 to 18 hour days at the expense of their families, their health, their well-being, and even their lives. In 1997, after a 19-hour day on the set, assistant cameraman Brent Hershman fell asleep behind the wheel, crashed his car, and died. Deeply disturbed by Hershman's preventable death, filmmaker and multiple-Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler shows how sleep deprivation and long work hours are a lethal combination.