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Synopsis: melatonin tells the story of Matt, a grieving son who decends into a deadly cocktail of grief, PTSD, insomnia, anxiety, depression and ultimately suicidal feelings. The film is his experience, day to day, moment to moment, trigger to trigger, ultimately ending in a moment of action and healing.


Not Rated



Run Time

20 minutes


Michael Diaz (son)
Mark Anderson (father)
Amy Houston (mother)

Directed by

Micah Streeter

Director's Statement

I was interested in using the medium and language of film to express what it’s like to live with trauma and grief. The film is largely informed by my own experience with said afflictions, which is a day by day battle. As anyone who has PTSD knows, when you’re triggered it can bring you almost physically back to the moment of trauma. Cinema is uniquely equipped, I felt, to depict the vicerality of living with immense trauma. Ultimately though, I didn’t make this film for any tidily explainable reason. After the loss of my brother, Addai, I didn’t know if filmmaking was still something I could do. It just seemed so small. When the inspiration for melatonin came, I knew that this was a film that I not only could make, but I had to make.

Director's Bio

Micah Streeter is a filmmaker, formerly based in Kansas, now residing in Los Angeles. He has been making films since the age of 12 and is currently attending Columbia College Hollywood.

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