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Walking In My Sleep

Get ready to walk and roll as we take an intimate journey into the life of Michael C. Cooney, a man that sees no limits to his disability. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Michael developed a strong taste for music, but was unable to commit as a musician due to his lack of physical strength. Instead, he began interviewing bands and working as a radio DJ in the 1980s. But the Boston scene wasn’t enough for Michael, as he made the journey to Los Angeles, discovered by Joey Travolta & Inclusion Films, helping launch his own production company that employs people with disabilities, and meeting others making their mark in the disabled entertainment community. In this short documentary, Director Seth M. Shulman launches a vivid adventure while Michael reads pages straight from his memoir of the same name, as his present and past life merge in a series of short stories about his journey into adulthood.

Adapted & Directed By
Seth M. Shulman

Cinematography By
Seth M. Shulman

Adapted From The Memoir
"Walking In My Sleep"
By Michael C. Cooney

Original Cover Photos By
Lindsey Byrnes
Lindseybrynes.Com

Music Composed & Performed By
Javier Suarez
Betterwithmusic.Com

Additional Photography By
Christopher Duguay
Travis Whitcher

Awards Photography By
Gabriel Reiter
William Gong
Lauren Klixbull
Jezian Moyet

"Creation"
Performed By David Garza
From The Album "Human Tattoo"
Produced By Adrian Quesada
Courtesy Of Cosmica Records © 2013

"Weigh You Down"
Performed By David Garza (Feat. Nina Diaz)
From The Album "Human Tattoo"
Produced By Adrian Quesada
Courtesy Of Cosmica Records © 2013

"Secrets"
Performed By David Garza
From The Album "Human Tattoo"
Produced By Adrian Quesada
Courtesy Of Cosmica Records © 2013

Featuring

Joey Travolta
Gus Summers
Auti Angel
Angela Rockwood
Tiphany Adams
Chelsie Hill
Mia Schaikewitz
David Zimmerman
Gil Gasteteum
David Garza
Katy Garcia
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