Laura Hasn't Slept, The Short Film That Inspired Smile, Is Now Streaming Online
By SHANIA RUSSELL
"Smile" might be the title that you know but before the grinning monster made its debut, the ideas of this story existed in a completely different context. Just two years ago, Parker Finn directed a short film with a very familiar premise.
The 11-minute film was titled "Laura Hasn't Slept," and according to Finn it was “the origin of everything that became “Smile.” The film follows Laura Weaver (Caitlin Stasey) who’s being haunted by a smiling monster, but the difference is in this film it only exists in a recurring series of dreams she is describing to her therapist.