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My Waking Nightmare

My Waking Nightmare 350 482 Forest City Film Festival

Description: My Waking Nightmare is a horror-inspired miniature documentary about Becca Serena whose life has been irreversibly altered by chronic insomnia. Blending documentary realism with terrifying surrealism, the film visualizes Becca’s struggles against sleepless nights, terrible nightmares and mental health crises in vivid detail; only to prove Becca’s strength in overcoming these issues as the film progresses. The short documentary chronicles Becca’s personal journey through terror and triumph, whilst drawing attention to the severity of insomnia as a whole.

SWO Connection: The director and featured subject of this documentary short are both graduates of Western University in London, Ontario.

Run Time: 04:59 min