Wake Up – USA, 2018 – reviews


‘Sleep at your own risk

Wake Up is a 2018 American horror feature film written, produced and directed by Joe W Nowland (Guilt), who also stars. It was based on a storyline by Daniel White. The Hawk9 Productions movie also features Traci L. Newman, Tatiana Warden, Emre Orun, Ray Dwyer Jr. and Scott Broughton.


When a psychiatric doctor researches a young girls’ diary to find out why she murdered her entire family, he begins to fall into the same state of insomnia and confusion that led her to lose her mind…

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“A few wooden performances strip a bit of the authenticity but ultimately, there is enough depth in the few twists, ambiguity in the doubts of dreams or reality, and a strong finish to merit this a watch. Recommended.” David Duprey, read more at That Moment In


Wake Up premiered on November 17, 2018, at New Vision Theater Fleming Island 12.

Cast and characters:

  • Tatiana Warden … Mrs. Barnes
  • Joe W Nowland … Mr. Goldman
  • Traci L. Newman … Charlotte Tanner
  • Phil Baker … Funeral Priest
  • Emre Orun … Alex Kuster
  • Grace H Bryan … Mrs. Goldman
  • Gregory Dean Tompkins … Lewis Barnes
  • Essex O’Brien … Janitor
  • Ray Dwyer Jr. … Tim Goldman
  • Jeffrey Wells … Jeffrey Black
  • Mallorie Vanghel … Stephanie Black
  • John Charles Harnett … Police Officer
  • Kelly Frances Fischer … Molly Goldman
  • Kyle Hutchinson … Funeral Attendee
  • Scott Broughton … Philip Tanner

Filming locations:

Fleming Island, Havana, Jacksonville, Quincy and Tallahassee, Florida


The shooting title was Do Not Read


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