AWAKE the Film


AWAKE the film made its North American première this fall at the California International Shorts Festival in Hollywood, CA. It has since been screened at the Chelsea International Film Festival in New York and will soon play at the Miami International Short Film Festival.

AWAKE takes you deep into the heart of one of Toronto’s most violent neighbourhoods, and explores the ripple effect of gangs within a community. The film is an adaptation of the original theatre production which was developed over three years. The production is based on real stories and portrays the triumphs and challenges of those living in an “at risk” community. The show is made up entirely from interviews with mothers who lost sons, gang members, outreach workers, and the police.

A behind the scenes peek at the making of AWAKE.