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On the Morning You Wake

On January 13, 2018, an alert was issued to every citizen of Hawaii:

"BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."

Hawaiians were suddenly faced with a real and urgent nuclear threat - one that we all currently face, but rarely recognize. As Kauai resident Cynthia Lazaroff would later say, "The alert was false, but the nuclear threat is real... [this] is not a script, not a video game...we experienced it personally, we felt the terror." Although nothing happened that day, everything changed.

On the Morning You Wake (to the End of the World) is a virtual reality documentary that immerses the audience in the direct experience of Hawaii citizens to convey the fundamental injustice of a world where nuclear weapons exist.


English I French 
13min
All ages
France, UK, USA
6DOF


ARTISTS


Mike Brett &  Steve Jamison
Mike Brett & Steve Jamison are co-founders of production studio Archer's Mark. Their directorial debut, the feature documentary NEXT GOAL WINS, won universal critical acclaim on its release. After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, it won the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Documentary, earning the pair recognition as Screen International Future Leaders and a place on BAFTA’s Breakthrough program.


Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani - Writer
Dr. Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio is a Kanaka Maoli wahine artist / activist / scholar / storyteller born and raised in Pālolo Valley to parents Jonathan and Mary Osorio. Heoli earned her PhD in English (Hawaiian literature) in 2018 from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Currently, Heoli is an Assistant Professor of Indigenous and Native Hawaiian Politics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Heoli is a three-time national poetry champion, poetry mentor and a published author.

Awards & Honors

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Credits

WRITTEN BY – Jamaica Heolimeleikalani Osorio, Mike Brett & Steve Jamison ■ CREATED BY – Mike Brett, Steve Jamison, Arnaud Colinart & Pierre Zandrowicz ■ PRODUCERS – Arnaud Colinart, Jo-Jo Ellison, Mike Brett & Steve Jamison ■ CO-PRODUCER – Kurban Kassam ■ EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS – Marianne Lévy-Leblond, Lili Blumers, Alexander Glaser, Tamara Lilinoe Patton, Susanna Pollack, Colum Slevin, Yelena Rachitsky, Amy Seidenwurm & Lizzie Francke ■ PRODUCTION DESIGNER  – Lyall Hakaraia  ■ HAIR & MAKE-UP DESIGNER – Tolomani Neemia ■ CASTING BY  – Lyall Hakaraia & Amy Pemberton-Warbrick ■ Sound Design – Florent Dumas & Antoine Wert ■ ORIGINAL MUSIC BY  – Bobby Krlic ■ MUSIC SUPERVISOR  – Ed Baillie

Oculus VR for Good, ARTE France, and British Film Institute (BFI), awarding funds from the National Lottery, present an Archer’s Mark and Atlas V production, with the support of Centre National du cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC) and Région Occitanie