On the Morning You Wake (To the End of the World)

On a regular Saturday morning in January 2018, as people in Hawai’i went about their daily routines, the entire state population received an SMS from the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency: Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.

As panic took hold of the population, 1.4m people (as well as their friends and relatives across the globe) came to understand the real, growing and urgent nature of today’s threat from nuclear weapons.

The threat from nuclear weapons is unimaginable—out of sight, and out of our control. This three-part virtual reality documentary makes clear the fundamental injustice of a world held hostage by nuclear weapons.

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Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Pierre Zandrowicz, Arnaud Colinart

Executive Producer:

Amy Seidenwurm, Yelena Rachitsky, Colum Slevin, Marianne Lévy-Leblond, Lili Blumers, Lizzie Francke, Alexander Glaser, Tamara Lilinoe Patton, Susanna Pollack


Arnaud Colinart, Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Jo-Jo Ellison


Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio

Production Designer:

Lyall Hakaraia

Sound Designer:

Florent Dumas, Antoine Wert


Bobby Krlic AKA The Haxan Cloak

Principal Cast:

Panda Marcella Edgecombe-Craig, Donna Ground, Bobby Bray, Emily Mele, Josephine Mafi, Steve Mafi, Steveni Mafi, Geneva Mafi, Shala Haruko Iwaskow, Lorelie Winterfrost, Aurelia Winterfrost, Murray Winterfrost

Additional Credits:

Contributors (in order of appearance): Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Cynthia Lazaroff, Bruce Allyn, Angie Anderson, Mark Branner, Audrey Branner, Jacqueline Branner, Tamara Lilinoe Patton, Daniel Ellsberg, Lead artist: Vincent Malizia, Yas Otsuki, Robin Picou, Key Collaborators: Susanna Pollack, Alex Glaser, Tamara Patton, Amy Seidenwurm, Marianne Levy-Leblond, Vincent Vidal, Paul Mezier, Marc Poisson, Lili Blumers, Art Assistant: Lisa Iaone, Cultural Advisors: Natasha Vaike, Keoni Kailimai, Director of Production and XR for Change: Raul Carvajal, Creative Strategist and Impact Producer: Michaela Ternasky-Holland, Music Supervisor: Ed Bailie, Associate Music Supervisor: Codie Childs, Hair and Make-Up Designer: Tolomani Neemia



Danielle Giroux

Public Film Contact:

Michaela Ternasky-Holland
Games for Change

Publicity Contact:

Michaela Ternasky-Holland

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42 mins