Wake up






On a regular morning, Maya – a girl obsessed with conspiracy theories and who finds it hard to believe mainstream media – wakes up from a strange nightmare. Shortly she realizes it was just a dream and she starts to follow her daily morning routine. It is already 502 days since Maya is locked up in quarantine after a global virus outbreak. She believes the world has been shut down to prevent further spread. Nobody is allowed to go out of the house and she really has a hard time dealing with that situation. Maya has not seen her friends every since. During her work-out, strange things are starting to happen. Without having ordered anything a package is delivered at her door. Wondering and intrigued she takes it inside and starts to investigate the contents. Bit by bit she tries to figure out what it is about. Until she discovers a shocking truth.


Mike Pasarella

Mike Pasarella is a Dutch Fashion Photographer, Filmmaker and Director with Italian roots. Starting as a casting director for Dutch and American films and commercials, he found his passion for telling stories where reality meets fiction. In his work as a photographer, he tries to find the pure soul of the person and portray it in a raw matter. Slow build-ups, extreme sound design and elements of sci-fi are three aspects he loves and tries to add to his films. Although Mike entered the film world just recently after years working as an internationally acclaimed fashion photographer, he believes that every film and every story is built upon single images and a well-thought composition.

Written by:

Mike Pasarella

Produced by:

Pasarella Film


Emma Fuhrmann Vidal, Ariadna Walsh, Pere Molina

Art Director: Adriana Pasarella; Soundtrack: Freek Henkes

Screened at:

Short Films VO Drama Castilian

Cinema Albeniz
Room 4
11:00 hrs

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