Night Waking

At home one night with their two young children, Ari and her wife Miriam face an existential threat.

  • Shoshana Rosenbaum
    Director
    HIDE AND SEEK, THE GOBLIN BAY
  • Liz Maestri
    Writer
  • Robin Noonan-Price
    Producer
  • Marni Penning
    Key Cast
    "ARI"
  • Meghan McCall
    Key Cast
    "MIRIAM"
  • Nasreen Alkhateeb
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Drama, LGBTQ
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 55 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    10,270 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Best Sci Film @ Sick Chicks Flicks Film Festival
    Chapel Hill, NC
    United States
    February 20, 2021
    Best Sci-Fi Film
  • Nominee: Best of Fest & Best Cinematography @ Frankly Film Fest (virtual screening)
    Cincinnati, OH
    United States
    October 9, 2020
    Nominated: Best of Fest & Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Shoshana Rosenbaum

Shoshana Rosenbaum is a writer/director based in Washington, D.C. Her award-winning short films NIGHT WAKING, THE GOBLIN BABY and HIDE AND SEEK have screened at festivals around the U.S. and internationally. Her screenplay AT THE EDGE OF THE WOODS (formerly THE GOBLIN CHILD) was named to The 2017 Bitch List. With her feature script THE CREEPY HOUSE, she was a finalist in the 2015 Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition. Her screenplays have been finalists in the Nashville Film Festival, Hollyshorts Film Festival, DC Shorts Film Festival, and Asian Pacific American Film Festival.

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Director Statement

I am a big fan of disaster movies, and the small human stories within the apocalypse are always what interest me most. It was a pleasure to work on this film with so many women in leadership roles (writer, director, producer, director of photography, lighting designer/gaffer, sound mixer) telling a disaster story from two angles we rarely see: 1) putting a queer family front and center 2) focusing on how the parents of two young children handle an existential crisis.