Dead Awake

A young woman must save herself and her friends from an ancient evil that stalks its victims through the terrifying real-life phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis.

  • Phillip Guzman
    A Kiss and A Promise
  • Jeffrey Reddick
    Final Destination
  • James LaMarr
    Desdemona: A Love Story
  • Jocelin Donahue
    Key Cast
    House of the Devil, Insidious: Chapter 2
  • Jesse Bradford
    Key Cast
    Flags of Our Fathers, Swimfan, Bring It On
  • Lori Petty
    Key Cast
    Orange is the New Black, Point Break, Tank Girl
  • Jesse Borrego
    Key Cast
    Dexter, Blood In Blood Out
  • Brea Grant
    Key Cast
    Halloween 2, Heroes, Dexter
  • James Eckhouse
    Key Cast
    The Avengers, Beverly Hills 90210
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  • Genres:
    Horror, thriller, supernatural
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 39 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Phillip Guzman

A standout graduate of Stephen F. Austin University’s film program, Austin-based writer-director Phillip Guzman has shined since bursting onto the scene with “The Lawless”, a crime-thriller made for just $7,500. His follow-up projects “Desdemona: A Love Story”, “2:22”, and “A Kiss and a Promise” have brought numerous festival awards and acclaim. After seeing the latter, Jeffrey Reddick (creator of "Final Destination") personally endorsed him to helm the author’s newest horror franchise, "Dead Awake", Guzman’s first take at both the horror genre and another writer’s material. Though born in south Texas, Guzman spent his formative years growing up in Europe, giving him a unique perspective on the world and cinema from an American. His next feature “200 Hours”, a paranormal horror set in the 80s, is currently in post-production.

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