Director | Writer | Producer | Editor
25 min | Drama, Thriller | 2021
Short Film, Trailer (Above)
Director of Photography: Reuben Kleiner
Starring: Leo DeFriend and Gys de Villiers
Unfolding much like an allegory, Wake follows a Man (Leo DeFriend) in two spirling narratives as he descends into a maelstrom of strange and surreal events. In one, he finds himself chained to a deserted beach, digging for an escape, but uncanny forces seem to block him at every pass. In the other, he’s haunted by a twisted sitcom version of his life being broadcast on an old television. Led by a mysterious Fisherman (Gys de Villiers), the Man excavates a torturous past that he’s forced to reckon with.
Poster designed by Salvatore DellAquila