Awake: Episode One

Awake: Episode One

In a dim and cluttered terrace house we find HARRY WHITBREAD; a broken man, bound to a wheelchair, and re-living a happier life vicariously through his vivid dreams. In those dreams Harry still has use of his legs and his beloved wife, ROSE, is still alive.

But when a strange force enters his dream-state delivering cryptic messages connected to his past, Harry is pointed towards a mysterious ARTEFACT that holds the power to transform his world forever.

Harry must now struggle to reconcile the choices he made in the past in order to escape his present existence, all the while shadowy forces are closing in, determined to use him and the power of the artefact for their own ends.

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Director:  Martin Taylor
Executive Producer:  Nathan Anderson, Jake McDorman
Producer:  James D S Marshall
Screenwriter: Martin Taylor, Mike Jones, Christian Cantamessa
Sound Designer: Abel Okugawa, Joel Douek & Benedict Green
Music: Russel Thornton, Tony Anderson
Principal Cast: Jake McDorman, Analeigh Tipton, Nicholas Hope, Featuring the voice of Alan Watts
Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Ela Topcuoglu, Technical Producer/Lead Art: Isabella Povolny, Technical Director: Jaeger Battersby, 3D Modeling and Effects: Animal Logic, Volumetric Capture: Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture Studios, VR Sound Mix: Jody Toomey, Casting: Dean Fluker, UTA, Make Up/Hair: Camille Dupin, Costume Designer: Lisa Lesniak


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Year:  2018
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre:  Drama
Screening in: Virtual Cinema
Screening Section: Virtual Cinema
Screening Category: Virtual Reality
Country: Australia
Language: English
Runtime: 20:00 mins