After the tragic death of her son, a grieving mother and her young daughter develop terrifying sleep disruptions that manifest into a sinister reality.
When creating the narrative for my feature film "When She Wakes," I wanted to take a different look at how we view parasomnia and more particularly, grief.
There have been a few films on sleep paralysis, and they all lean towards the supernatural. But what if the dark shadowy figure creeping into your bedroom was real? Now that is a terrifying thought!
That's what I wanted to explore in my film. I wanted to create a narrative about a person experiencing grief while suffering through terrifying sleep disruptions.