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After suffering a head injury at work, Chris begins having enigmatic nightmares. Haunted by a door in the dreams which he can never reach, his pregnant girlfriend Anne seems unbothered by his nocturnal torments. His suspicions and confusion is heightened when he meets Edward, the town conspiracy nut who swears Chris and Anne's life is not all it appears to be.

  • Hencas van Huyssteen
  • Hencas van Huyssteen
  • Suzanne van Jaarsveldt
  • Hein Kotze
    Key Cast
  • Stephan van Huyssteen
    Key Cast
  • Elri Nell
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 14, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    665 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    South Africa
  • Country of Filming:
    South Africa
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  • Wake won: Best Director, Best Scriptwriting, Best Producing, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best 2nd Year Production, Film of the Year 2015 at the TUT FILDRAS (FILM and Drama Awards)
Director Biography - Hencas van Huyssteen

Hencas van Huyssteen is a South African film student and aspiring film maker. After studying music, Hencas enrolled in the Tswane University of Technology's Film academy in 2014 and finished his first and second year at the top of his class, winning the award for best academic.

In the brief time he has been involved in the South African film industry, he has already worked on numerous corporate projects for major brands and has worked on Television shows, Music videos and Television Commercials as well as live events such as stand-up comedy shows and concerts.

He did his first independant micro budget project called Corridors only six months into his film studies and wrote, produced, directed and edited the short film, which was on the official selection for the Laguna film festival. Hencas is currently working on new more ambitious projects and remains active in the South African Industry, while still studying to become a better filmmaker.

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