Waking Up

Short Film, 10 mins, Directed by Yuta Okamura

An inspirational tale about the lessons death can offer, WAKING UP follows a talented young artist who is forced to face the dreams he gave up on years ago.

Winner, Best Short, Best Actor, Best Director- Asian on Film Award
Winner, Ground Breaker- Hatch Film Festival
Winner, Best Short- TSS Short Film Festival, Best Short
Winner, Best Short Film- Japan Film Festival Los Angeles
Winner, Best Cinematography- WCA Film Festival 2012

Official Selections
Short Short Film Festival & Asia 2012 - Asia International & Japan Competition
California International Shorts Festival 2011
Rome International Film Festival 2012 - Shorts Competition
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival 2012 - Shorts Competition
Rumschpringe International Short Film Festival 2012 - Shorts Competition
Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival 2012 - International Student Competition
Asian American International Film Festival 2012 - Shorts Competition
Playhouse West Film Festival 2012
Big Island Film Festival 2012 - Shorts Competition

Director: Yuta Okamura
Writer: Kimberly Hwang
Producers: Vanessa Pantley & Kimberly Hwang
Cinematographers: Kara Kieffer & Daniel Zagayer
Editors: Nicole Deane & Anoosh Voltaire-Behi
Sound Designers: Matthew Kaundart & Brian Lam
Production Designer: Gianpaolo Gonzalez
1st Assistant Director: Alessandra Balazs
2nd Assistant Director: Trent Kendrick
Casts: Tadamori Yagi, Darren LaBorie, Jacqueline Pinol, Ken Greenwald
Casting Director: Alex Christopoulos
Oil painting by Margaret Lazzari
Composer: Gareth Coker