Waking Up is an open source movie about a positive future for humanity, for a change. The manuscript is available online and the public can contribute to and comment on it. Welcome! More info.
Waking Up movie is put on ice at the moment. Read more here.
The scene above acts as a short film to show the concept of the movie. It may or may not be in the final movie. Cast in the scene: Ben: Katene Nicholas. Aweena: Sara Lahne. Script, director, editor: Harald Sandø. If you have trouble watching the clip here, or would like to contribute with a translation, you can go to the YouTube version. The scene won the Official Selection in the Cinema Out Of Your Backpack festival.
What Can You do?
Waking Up is about a positive future set about 100 years from now. What will the world look like then IF Humanity chooses a positive route starting from today? What will a film look like when we apply optimistic realism to the script? Can we make it exiting? Endearing? Compelling? If you like this concept and want to help out, there are several things you can do:
- Sign up. To make sure you get all important updates on this, sign up on the mailing list top right. This way you also show your support.
- Spread the word. Use the sharing tools on this page to share it with your friends.
- Contribute. If you think you have some thoughts about how this film can be, go to the guideline page for more info and then on to the google document collection.
- Donate. To donate, click the button to the right. We haven’t set up a budget for this film yet, but want to make a film that really shows this possible future, and we want it to look real, believable and high quality, which will require a significant budget.
Waking Up is about a former businessman, who chose cryogenic preservation of himself in 2012, in the hope that humanity once might be able to thaw him up and cure his disease some time in the future. And this is exactly what happens.
One hundred yeas later the world has gone through massive changes towards the positive. Both technology and human values has developed into a whole new world, positive in all aspects for humanity. One of the aspects is that money and property is gone, and people do things for other reasons than trading and hoarding wealth. Waking Up is about Ben’s experiences in this world and the difficulties he faces in waking up to this new reality.
In the scene above, Ben is walking in the woods with his newly acquainted guide, Aweena. He has only been awake for a few days, after several weeks of curing and restituting his body while he was asleep. He is a bit confused, and can’t really understand what has happened. He feels somewhat attracted to this new world and to Aweena, but at the same time he has trouble believing it is real.
The film is a non-profit venture where any profit of this film will go towards a fund aimed at creating the world the film describes. In effect, this can mean to make more films, buy land, build villages and cities, and inform the greater public about these new possibilities for humanity.