Finally, it’s here! My horror short film and first-born child, WAKE.
Here’s the synopsis in case you missed it last time:
LOGLINE: A man must confront his nightmares when trapped in his broken virtual reality machine.
Having shown it to a few people so far, I’ve loved nothing more than watching when people jump watching this thing. This movie is also a huge step for me as a writer– it’s the first film I’ve made that isn’t a comedy. I’m asking the audience to take what I’ve made somewhat seriously. I hope they do.
Here is an excerpt from blog We Are Indie Horror’s write-up of the film (below):
The story is based off of one of Kyle’s among many creative types’ biggest fears, which is letting people down. As he puts it “The film, in a lot of ways, is an apology to my girlfriend for working so much and letting that sometimes get between us. It kicks off with the main character being so driven by work that he tears apart his marriage, and once he enters his broken virtual reality machine, it really gives him hell for that.” His machine is designed to let people live out their dreams, but cannot distinguish between the good and bad dreams. This leads Alan down a treacherous road, where he ultimately must confront his greatest fear, failure. “The main character in the film is based on a fear of my own and one I would imagine a lot of us share; a fear of letting everyone down. The fear of failing. In a lot of ways I think that’s scarier than death because in the moments where you do fail, part of you honestly wishes you could just die right there on the spot. You would prefer death to letting everyone down.”
That about sums it up.
“WAKE” has been featured on:
Turn off your lights, turn up your volume, and hug your loved ones. I hope this rattles you.
If it does, let me know on social media:
Good luck sleeping tonight!
Watch On Youtube