The Dream Walker

Riddled with the guilt of her mother’s accidental death, an impulsive orphan deep dives into her memories, to say a last goodbye to her mother.

In the future of mid-tech downtown Atlanta, Nova struggles with a past that she’s tried hard to heal from: the death of her mother. From word of mouth, she gets the address of a cold and dangerous tattoo artist: Ryvo, who happens to deal a psychedelic memory drug on his off hours at his tattoo shop. After educating her on his rules, he injects her with a glowing - blue memory drug: Moria. Nova’s body enters a comatose state, and her mind enters her memories.
Nova appears in the location of her favorite memory with her mom: A meadow. But overcome with emotions, she enters a never - ending darkness: Memory Limbo. A place her mind escapes to when overstimulated.
Abruptly, she hears a distant sound in the darkness. Overcome with curiosity, She walks towards it. It pulls her into a dark hallway where she is faced with what she’s been trying to forget for so long: the memory of her mother’s death. Her mother lays in the middle, unresponsive and covered in her own blood. Nova runs to her.
In reality, Nova’s body suffers from a full on seizure. Once calmed down by Ryvo, Nova falls to the ground, finally coming to terms with the guilt she felt by not being able to save her mom.
A distant sound of her mom’s voice in a memory draws Nova back to the memory of the meadow. Where she is finally able to get her last goodbye.

  • Charde A Edney
  • Charde A Edney
  • Charde A Edney
  • Amina Galiyeva
  • John Farewell
  • Amanda Egbu
    Key Cast
  • Lucas Hyde
    Key Cast
  • Lesley West
    Key Cast
  • Miles Freed
    Director of Photography
  • Sophia Snyder
  • Jason Lillard
  • Nathaniel Shirah
  • Brooke Casal
    1st AD
  • Ashley Alcantara
    Wardrobe and HMU
  • Hannah Singh
    Production Design
  • Blair Choi
    Production Design
  • Genesis Davis
    1st Assistant Camera
  • Nehemiah Seguri
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Blair Choi
    2nd Assistant Camera
  • Gavin Johnson
  • Clayton Moores
  • Ethan Safarin
  • Kyle Dionne
    Steadicam Operator
  • Addison Rudicile
    Steadicam Operator
  • Trevor Rockwood
    Sound Mixer
  • Ethan Caldwell
    Boom Op
  • Caitlin Miller
    SFX Artist
  • Sam Price
    VFX Artist
  • Pedro Gayo
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    Sci Fi, Drama
  • Runtime:
    8 hours 31 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Savannah College of Art and Design
Director Biography - Charde A Edney

Chardé Edney is a producer, writer, and director currently pursuing a BFA in film and Television at SCAD Atlanta. From young, Charde’ has had a passion for finding the heart of a story and conveying it visually. She has worked on many projects: From producing a student Emmy award winning short film “For Paloma”, co-writing a student Emmy nominated web-series “Cinco De Mayo”, and directing a video shoot for a sports-illustrated featured swimwear line, among many others.

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Director Statement

“Arise from your ashes and become like a Phoenix.” A phrase that I muttered half asleep while laying in bed with my mom. A simple sentence that sparked from nothing. But would have a significant meaning a year later.
I remember the exact moment when the story of The Dream Walker sprouted in my head. It was December 2020, when COVID was at its worst. I was watching a slideshow from a memorial service for my mom over Zoom after she had passed. They showed slides of my mother at different points in her life, but not when she was riddled with cancer. Instead at her happiest: Reuniting with her friends in Savannah, traveling to Italy with me and my sister, and so many more. And through that, even though I was crying my eyes out in my room, I wished I could see her like that again at that moment, smiling and laughing with me.
My mother passed away from Stage Four Breast Cancer almost two years ago and in her last moments I never really got to say goodbye to her face. She battled for 10 years where there were many highs and lows, but she remained strong for her family. But a couple of months before she passed, her body started giving out. And I felt this massive guilt because I had to leave her that fall to go back to college. My mother pushed me to go, but it felt like when I left, she got worse. Something that I had no control over, but took me a long time to forgive myself for.
All of these factors inspired The Dream Walker. The main story about a daughter who wants that last goodbye with the mother she loves. And the guilt she felt for not being there for her.