Dreaming Awake & the Exquisite Doors of the Fractal Self

Birdie, a sixteen year old runaway, is haunted by a personified version of her own ego. Escaping an abusive relationship, she leaves town with nothing but her phantom ego in tow. On the road, she meets a beguiling group of hitchhiking hippie sisters who drag her into the mountains to a rural music festival. Here, Birdie takes LSD for the first time, shattering her reality and throwing her into a psychedelic realm where she must face off to the death, with alternate versions of her own being.

An esoteric interpretation of a psychedelic experience, Dreaming Awake & The Exquisite Doors of the Fractal Self explores the complexity of ego identity and its’ relationship to the inherent self.

  • Blaise Godbe Lipman
    Weeds, The Office, Hawaii 5'0, CSI, Suite Life of Zack and Cody
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    Drama, coming-of-age, fantasy, experimental, asian american, psychedelics, music
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    12 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - Blaise Godbe Lipman

Blaise Godbe Lipman is a filmmaker, producer, and actor, having played memorable characters on television shows ranging from The Office, Weeds, CSI, Hawaii 5-0, to numerous Disney programs, Lifetime movies, and acclaimed festival dramas: Nobody Walks, (Magnolia Pictures, Sundance 2012), Somewhere Slow (Cinequest 2013), Afterglow (Cannes 2010), The Prettiest Girl (co-directed by Catharine Hardwicke), and The Dark Place (Shoreline Entertainment, 2014).

His short films have played and won festivals all over the world, including Summit, directed by Medeni Griffiths which won Best Film at the UK Film Festival, Best Short at the London Film Festival, and was one of twelve films selected for the New Films/New Directors Festival, playing at both the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. In 2013, Another Stupid Day premiered and won at the Carmel Art and film Festival.

In 2015 Lipman produced the pilot for The Brothers Phillips, a half hour comedy starring SNL’s Horatio Sanz, currently being set up at network. Lipman’s naturalistic musical feature The Amateur is closing Dances With Films Festival in summer 2015, for which he is nominated for Best Producer. The film’s cast is made up of notable recording artists playing themselves and featuring their original music, including Dave Krusen of Pearl Jam and Bill Reynolds of indie hit maker Band of Horses.

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