awake 5

  • Jury Award, Superfest International Disabiity Film Festival, San Francisco
  • Best Actresses – Breaking Down Barriers Film Festival, Moscow
  • Special Director’s Award –  look and roll film festival, Basel

(UK 2015, ENGLISH, B&W and Colour, 22 mins.)

Anna, who’s chronically ill, is visited by Doreen, a door-to-door proselytizer who makes herself at home and stays the day, slowly defrosting her non-welcome. Together, they walk in the park, bake a cake and watch an Ingmar Bergman film. Both women are blind, played by blind actors Alex Bulmer and Margo Cargill in this existential comedy.

A filmpro production
Written and directed by Michael Achtman
With Alex Bulmer and Margo Cargill

Categories: Narrative Fiction, Short
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Niches: Disability Culture, LGBTQI
Audio description and captioned versions available.


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