AWAKENING is a metaphor. My attempt at dramatizing a theme found in all cultures. Are we truly awake? We surely are yet in our state of wakefulness there are many instances of ‘not knowing', as Paolo suggests with the three fundamental questions. -Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where are we going. When we dream at night we are certain we are awake only upon waking up in the morning we realize we were only dreaming. Life itself with its certain final end, death, may only be in a manner of speaking a dream.
An ancient eastern tradition invites us to –awake- before our death, only then we’ll escape the grim reaper finally AWAKE. The short hides many symbols in both the dialogue and the images. I trust you’ll find them.
At the moment I am in pre-production with two more shorts and a feature film all on similar and related themes, the feature will be shot in between London, Paris and Rome with the Epic camera.
AWAKENING was shot with the Red one, in NYC. The photographs on the walls of the gallery are actually mine and can be seen at :
you can find more info on cast and crew at the following blog:
some of the info there is outdated.
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