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Waking Up

An enigmatic tale that weaves misfortune and fortune.


In Matt Gorman’s mysterious short film, a woman, played by Aurora Grabill, wakes up in a remote field with amnesia, setting the stage for an intriguing exploration of the unexplained. The narrative unfolds as a blend of both misfortune and fortune, leaving viewers with more questions than answers and culminating in a cliffhanger ending that tantalizingly refrains from closing the storyline, leaving the audience eagerly anticipating a potential continuation.

The performances by Aurora Grabill and Kris Salvi are commendable, with Salvi injecting a much-needed eccentricity into the storyline. Christopher Di Nunzio’s cinematography adds a layer of professionalism and quality to the film, complemented by solid sound and post-production elements. The film successfully navigates a fine line between eeriness and science fiction, creating a unique and engaging atmosphere.

However, the only drawback lies in the narrative’s unresolved nature, leaving viewers yearning for more information and answers. Despite this, Gorman’s short film stands as a decent and thought-provoking piece that showcases strong performances, skilled cinematography, and an overall compelling, if enigmatic, narrative.

Waking Up Short Film


Runtime: 10 min

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