AWAKENING (Short Film)
According to ancient myth, in a lush garden, on an island at the edge of the world, a magical tree grows. Guarded by a hundred-headed dragon and three magical nymphs known as the Hesperides, this tree bears the golden apples of immortality. In “Awakening,” a post-apocalyptic retelling of this myth, “Big Brother is Here” and humanity struggles to retain knowledge of the creative and spiritual muses of the past. A totalitarian government backed by religious extremists has brutally suppressed individuality in all its forms. In an effort to safeguard artistic treasures of the past, bands of renegades moved swiftly to salvage important works before they could be destroyed by the new regime; however, vast amounts of respected artifacts were lost. Since then, a new generation has reached adulthood never experiencing their own cultural heritage. As “Awakening” opens, we meet a raider who breaks into a warehouse. Once inside, he finds nothing that looks familiar. Instead, he finds a lost world, long dormant, shrouded in sheets. Here, divine inspiration manifests within the darkest of places.