John Early tries to fall asleep but keeps waking himself up with self-absorbed sleep talk. In “Bedtime,” the actor and comedian (who also wrote and directed the film) struggles to drift off, derailed as he spontaneously and subconsciously blurts out his acting credits, testing the patience of his boyfriend, and opening up a conversation about the underlying meaning of the accidental (?) utterances. Partly an advertisement for the film and TV work of Early (we’re happy to oblige!), it’s also a self-deprecating exploration of ego, ambition, and anxiety. Early should need no introduction here. He’s been a favorite of ours going back to 2014 (we posted 3 of his early short films, as well as his brilliant collaborations with Kate Berlant and Andy DeYoung) and since then, he’s filtered into larger TV and film work - watch “Bedtime” for a full list of his credits! (8 minutes). Written and directed by John Early. Starring John Early and Gordon Landenberger. Director of Photography: Arlene Muller. Editor: Josh Stein. Sound Mixer: James Ersted. Gaffer: Lisa Thom.