Waking Up is a open source film about a positive future for humanity, for a change. The film is under development, and you can contribute to it on wakingupmovie.com.

This scene is a first ‘proof of concept’ scene and is not in the screenplay in it’s present form. It was made as a part of the ‘Cinema out of your backpack’ online film festival in 2011 where it got Official Selection and is being used to give the audience a glimpse of what this movie is about.

The film is about Ben, a businessman that froze himself down in 2014, in the hope that humanity once might be able to thaw him up and cure his disease. And this is exactly what happens. In the year 2112, the world has gone through massive changes towards the positive. Both technology and human values has developed into a whole new world, positive in all aspects for humanity.

One of the aspects is that money and property is gone, and people do things for other reasons than hoarding wealth. Waking Up is about Ben's experiences in this world and the difficulties he faces in waking up to this new reality.

In this scene, Ben is walking in the woods with his newly acquainted guide, Aweena. He has only been awake for a few days, after several weeks of curing and restituting his body while he was asleep. He is a bit confused, and can't really understand what has happened. He feels somewhat attracted to this new world and to Aweena, but at the same time he has trouble believing it is real.

The movie is an 'open source' concept where others can contribute. The website for the movie can be found at wakingupmovie.com. It is a movie about a positive future for humantiy, and hopefully, humanity will contribute in writing it and making it real.


Ben: Katene Nicholas
Aweena: Sara Lahne


Script, director, editor, etc.: Harald Sandø
Costume and make up: Sara Lahne
Catering: Elli Seifi

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