You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Watch Enthralling Award-Winning Short Drama, Horror Film ‘Wake’ (Short Shouts!)

Watch Enthralling Award-Winning Short Drama, Horror Film 'Wake' (Short Shouts!)

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:

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: Features and tagged

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox