Awake is the continued thematic work of accomplished Director James Gutierrez, previously long listed for a BAFTA in 2011 for Partygirl.
Using the neo-noir genre to explore the topic of death and the afterlife. In this piece we juxtapose the belief that all entities are energy and even in the afterlife the living can control the dead.
This idea was recorded more than 2000 years ago by greek philospher Cicero in his famous quote 'The life of the dead is placed on the memories of the living" ...what if the dead truly were at the mercy of the living and could become self aware of being stuck in a memory...what would that reality be like for them.
Awake is very proud to have recently premeired @ the 2015 LA Neo Noir Film Festival, taking home the Best Producer award!