I saw this short film last year, as one of the judges of the 2011 Urbanworld Film Festival short film competition. And it’s the film that the 3 of us (judges) unanimously selected as the winner of the contest.
Written and directed by Bree Newsome, and titled Wake, the 21-minute drama/horror film’s synopsis reads:
A repressed woman does away with her domineering father, freeing herself to pursue her heart’s desire. Using a local folk magic called “root-work”, she conjures a demon to aid her in creating the man of her dreams– but soon finds herself in a waking nightmare.
The well-made Wake stars Sahr Ali, Christina Faison and Benton Greene.
Director Newsome (who’s certainly a talent to watch) has now made the film available online for the rest of the world to feast on, so check it out in its entirety below: