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Wake. (2018 film)

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Wake.
Directed by
  • Cyrus Mirakhor
Produced by
  • Cyrus Mirakhor
Screenplay byCarey Crim
Based onWAKE (play)
by Carey Crim
Starring
Music byRich Jaques
CinematographyVictor Avila
Edited byArchana Shinde
Production
company
Mirrorcore Productions
Release date
  • October 13, 2018 (2018-10-13) (World premiere)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Wake. is a 2018 US dark comedy film by director and producer Cyrus Mirakhor and written by Carey Crim. It is an adaptation of the play WAKE by Carey Crim.[1].

The film marks the independent film debut of comedian Jo Koy[2][3].

Plot[edit | edit source]

A widowed mortician, struggling with agoraphobia, is given a birthday gift from her mother and daughter as a joke. The gift, a life-size male doll named Pedro, goes from funny to fantastical, complicating her ties with her family as well as a budding relationship with a documentary Filmmaker.[4]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

Wake. was filmed in Long Beach, California over a 16-day period in June and July, 2017.[5]
Grammy Award-winning composer Rich Jacques provided the score and collaborated with his writing partner Lisa Loeb on two songs, for which she also provided the vocals.

Release[edit | edit source]

The film premiered at Heartland International Film Festival on October 13, 2018[6].

The film has been an official selection in other notable film festivals include 2019 Newport Beach Film Fest[7]; 2019 Sedona International Film Festival, where it won the Director's Choice, Best Indie Spirit (Narrative Feature)[8]; 2019 Riverside International Film Festival, where it won Jury Best Feature, Jury Best Actress (Myndy Crist), Best Supporting Actress (Caroline Lagerfelt), and President's Award (Ensemble Cast)[9]; 2019 Omaha Film Festival[10]; 2019 MethodFest Independent Film Festival[11]; 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival[12]; and 2018 Ridgefield Independent Film Festival[13].

External Links[edit | edit source]

Category:2018 films Category:English-language films Category:Love stories Category:American comedy-drama films Category:American films Category:Films about dysfunctional families

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "BWW Reviews: SeaGlass Theatre's WAKE a Winning West Coast Premiere".
  2. "Dark Comedy WAKE to Premiere at the Heartland International Film Festival".
  3. "24 Films You Won't Want to Miss at the 2018 Hawaii International Film Festival".
  4. "Wake_Publicity_Elements" (PDF).
  5. "Wake_Publicity_Elements" (PDF).
  6. https://heartlandfilm.org/the-heartland-international-film-festival-announces-selections-for-27th-edition/
  7. "Newport Beach Film Fest 2019 Wake. Entry".
  8. "Sedona International Film Festival 2018 Festival Award-Winners".
  9. "Riverside International Film Festival 2019 Festival Winners".
  10. "2019 Omaha Film Festival Schedule" (PDF).
  11. "MethodFest Program".
  12. "HIFF 2018 Wake. Entry".
  13. "Ridgefield IFF 2018 Wake Entry".



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