Terrorist attacks and biological-warfare continue to escalate. Urban areas have become unsafe. Jessica and her husband William flee the city seeking safety.  Upon reaching their newly purchased ranch, in the middle of nowhere, they discover a Mexican ranch hand already living there.  Just as the property dispute escalates to a dangerous level, a massive terrorist attack causes widespread, catastrophic destruction - the world, as they know it, no longer exists.

 

An intense, cautionary cinematic fable, deeply relevant to our times. The film takes a brutal, unflinching look at mankind stripped bare of the thin veneer of social convention.  It is a daring, bold, often painful journey into the darkness of our primal, carnal selves, ultimately asking the audience to answer the question "what will it take for us all to awaken?"

During this time of uncertainty on the planet, we believe that stories have the ability to inspire shifts in consciousness that are crucial to our future as a human race.  The film’s intent is to reach widespread audiences, and encourage us all to look at ways that we can make different choices in our lives. It encourages us to move away from the ongoing conflicts that we have grown accustomed to, and towards a more unified future for all.

You can read more about my journey to restore the film to my original vision here.

 
 
Credits

GABRIELLE ANWAR   HENRY IAN CUSICK   DAVE BAEZ

A film by Bob Degus   AWAKEN    

Costume Designer ALYCIA BELLE     Production Designer JEFF KNIPP   

  Edited by BOB DEGUS and LOGAN BREIT   Director of Photography NATHAN WILSON   

Produced by MICHELE McGUIRE   ALEXANDRA ANGELIQUE LEEPER   JON SILBERG   BOB DEGUS    

Written by MICHELE McGUIRE  Directed by BOB DEGUS

Awaken's actors talking about what the restoration of the film means to them.