A nervous comedian seeks fame by sneaking into movie theaters to perform his stand-up act. Anthony Oberbeck writes, directs and stars in “Seven Dreams,” a far-out comedy using actual footage of Oberbeck telling jokes to unsuspecting movie audiences, combined with scripted scenes that drift into surrealism. In the morning Doug wakes up to a soaked bed. His girlfriend wonders if he’s sick or dying, but she’s got her own issues to attend to (not ones you’d expect). As Doug tries to climb the ladder, he pleads with his manager for better showtimes, but his jokes fall flat — the audience just want their movie to start. All the while, Doug sweats through his clothes, day and night, living a panicked existence where everything seems wrong. We’ve featured Oberbeck multiple times as an actor (see “Dad & Step Dad,” and others), but here he directs for the first time, and it’s a promising switchover, delivering awkward reality tinged with existential noir. [Watch on YouTube]. (10 minutes). Written, directed, edited, scored by Anthony Oberbeck. Cinematography, color: Whit Conway. Producers: Anthony Oberbeck, Whit Conway, Phil Meister. Starring Anthony Oberbeck, Eliza Hurwitz, Stavros Halkias, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Mike Callahan, Diane Love, Jody Shelton. Audio Mix: Matt Giordano.