One day you will wake up. And you won’t recognize where you are. You will need to find your way back. But can you? This entrancing short film is called Wake and it follows a man’s experience of the aftermath of losing his wife and soon-to-be daughter. This touching short is made by filmmaker Martin Klapperbein and writer / cinematographer Liam Higgins. It’s gorgeously shot and heartfelt and moving. Starring Michael Wamara as the man who wakes up. Sometimes it’s better not to explain and over-analyze short films, and to just let them wash over you, and let them affect you any way they might. This is one of those shorts that I want to recommend, but I don’t want to say anything else about it before. It’s best to just dive in and spend a mesmerizing 7 minutes with this artistic creation. Learn more about the short below and enjoy the journey.
Thanks to Vimeo Staff Picks for the tip on this one. Brief description from Vimeo: “Wake is a short, fictional drama detailing a man’s experience of the aftermath of losing his wife and soon-to-be daughter.” Wake is directed by filmmaker Martin Klapperbein – you can see more if his work on his official website or follow him on IG @martin.klapperbein. Also featuring creative direction, cinematography, and writing by Liam Higgins. Produced by Last Frame Pictures and Mike Gillespie. Along with a score from Brady Kendall also known as Alaskan Tapes (official website). “This film is directly in support of mental health.” For more information and continuing support, please contact your local support lines. To learn more, visit camh.ca. For more info on the film, visit Vimeo or Martin’s page. To discover more shorts, click here. Your thoughts?