*DAVID VANIAN, LEAD SINGER OF THE DAMNED, SCORES THE PERFECT SLEEP.* * * *VANIAN'S FIRST FULL-LENGTH FILM SCORE FOR THIS MODERN FILM NOIR WHERE DAVID LYNCH AND THE SOPRANOS MEET **.  *  “A FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL RIDE. IT’S FILM NOIR ON CRACK.” – GARY OLDMAN.  Described by the Independent Film Quarterly as “Goodfellas meets Chinatown… [a] modern gangster masterpiece”, *The Perfect Sleep*, the directorial debut feature from *Jeremy Alter*, is a stylish, contemporary film noir that owes as much to Shakespeare (references to Hamlet, Othello and King Lear abound) as it does to the works of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler. A co-producer of ‘Inland Empire’ and location manager on ‘Lost Highway’, director Alter also wears his Lynchian influences on his sleeve as he presents star and scriptwriter *Anton Pardoe*’s (himself a location assistant on ‘Lost Highway’) hard-boiled, noirish world of ruthless gangsters, femme fatales and morally unsound detectives as a dark and vivid dreamscape full of tormented characters.  Here's the trailer:  http://onlinemoviepromo.com/newplayer.php?id=3698  Co-starring *Roselyn Sanchez* (Without A Trace), *Patrick Bauchau* (2012), *Peter J. Lucas* (Inland Empire) and *Michael Pare* (the Bloodrayne movies), *The Perfect Sleep* is a dreamy, often nightmarish, film noir enhanced by stunning cinematography, ethereal locations and a cool, atmospheric musical score by *David Vanian*, the frontman of punk-goth legends, The Damned.  *Plot synopsis*  In a timeless, unidentified city (which may or may not be Los Angeles), a man with no name (Pardoe) returns to the violent, brutal domain of gangsters and assassins he left ten years before, back when they dubbed him The Mad Monk for his disregard for his own life and his intense devotion to one woman, Porphyria (Roselyn Sanchez).  The girl he grew up with and the love of his life, Porphyria is now a beautiful woman - the only thing he has ever wanted and the one thing he can never have. She, alone, is the reason for his return. Her life now in danger, he is the only man who can save her. But waiting for him are several killers who would like nothing more than to see him die a painful death, while standing at their forefront is the formidable Nikolai (Patrick Bauchau), the man who raised him and just might be his father. To protect Porphyria, this unnamed man must revisit his former life of torment and torture and confront the father figure he turned his back on so many years ago.  *The Perfect Sleep* (tbc) is released on *DVD* (£15.99) by *Icon Home Entertainment* on *26th July * 
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