Peter Rudy and Ivo Knezevic, "No Sleep 'til Madison"

Peter Rudy and Ivo Knezevic, "No Sleep 'til Madison"

Premiere date: Jul 08, 2010

Thirty-year-old Owen Fenby loves his girlfriend but he loves high school hockey more. Or does he? One by one his friends are deserting his annual pilgrimage to the Wisconsin State High School Hockey Tournament, forcing him to confront some harsh truths about his bizarre obsession.


Peter Rudy | Co-Director/Co-Producer

Peter Rudy is an award-winning writer and filmmaker whose screenwriting credits include "Road Kill" (Erik Palladino), "This Space Between Us" (Jeremy Sisto, Poppy Montgomery) and "No Sleep ‘til Madison" (Jim Gaffigan). His fiction has garnered several awards, including the prestigious Nelson Algren Award sponsored by the Chicago Tribune and two Writers at Work fellowships. When not traveling around Wisconsin writing about high school hockey for his blog, The Big Ice, Rudy resides in the balmier climes of the San Francisco area, where he creates ad-like objects for clients ranging from software giants to meat-processing machine manufacturers. After two beers, his Wisconsin accent comes back with a consonant-ridden vengeance.

Ivo Knezevic | Executive Producer

Chicago-based Ivo Knezevic has been a producer in the advertising industry for almost twenty years. He has created hundreds of television commercials for clients such as Coors, McDonald's, Adidas, Circuit City, KFC, Nintendo and other national brands. His work at both Leo Burnett and Draft/FCB has been recognized with numerous honors including the Clio award.

Among his film producing credits is the award-winning "Young Artie Feldman" and the independent feature "No Sleep ‘til Madison," winner of the Sundance Channel Emerging Filmmaker Award. In addition to the advertising world, he's formed he's formed Stryker+Duke ( with "No Sleep" co-writer and director, Erik Moe Stryker+Duke produces Entertainment projects including "Food Chain", a pilot for the G4 network. Stryker+Duke continues to develop additional entertainment projects.

Erik Moe | Writer

Erik Moe is a Los Angeles-based writer and director. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, he began his filmmaking career at the age of twelve when he made a Super 8 movie that was featured on the television show "Kidsworld."

Since 1998, Erik has been in a series of television development deals. Currently, he is writing a pilot with NBC Studios and Conan O'Brien's Conaco Productions. He has also written for CBS, Fox, Studios USA, Paramount Television, Universal Television, Brillstein Grey Entertainment, Comedy Central and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video.

Erik is the author of "Tales of a Young Urban Failure" (Chronicle Books) a cartoon novel about life in the advertising industry. As a copywriter, he has garnered every award in the field; four of his spots were named to Adweek's "Best Commercials of the 90s" list.

He has written four feature film scripts including "No Sleep 'til Madison," which won the Sundance Channel Emerging Filmmaker Award. His short films have been featured at the Tribeca Film Festival, the American Film Institute, and the LA County Museum of Art's Young Directors Night.

In 2007, he signed with Beverly Hills-based Villains Films as a commercial director. In the entertainment field, he is represented by Melissa Myers and Ari Greenberg of the Endeavor Agency.

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