Awoken – Australia, 2019 – preview with first trailer

‘Never sleep again’

Awoken is a 2019 Australian supernatural horror feature film about a boy whose terminal sleep illness masks a dark secret.

Directed by Daniel J. Phillips from a screenplay co-written with Alan Grace, the movie stars Erik Thomson, Benson Jack Anthony, Sara West and Felicia Tassone.


A young medical student attempts to cure her brother of a terminal sleep illness called Fatal Familial Insomnia, where you are unable to sleep until you die. On her quest to help him, a more sinister reason for his condition is revealed…



Awoken was released in Poland on 20 December 2019 as Zaśnij.

Cast and characters:

  • Erik Thomson … Robert
  • Benson Jack Anthony … Blake
  • Sara West … Karla
  • Felicia Tassone … Angela
  • Adam Ovadia … Christopher
  • Rob MacPherson … Doctor Mulcahy
  • Matt Crook … Patrick
  • Amelia Douglass … Alice
  • Berynn Schwerdt … Earl
  • Jessica Burgess … Student
  • Alexander Lloyd … Bazelli
  • Mark Saturno … Sangermano
  • Joe Romeo … Martin
  • Jules Dawson
  • Paul Reichstein … William Dawson

Filming location:

Adelaide, Australia

Technical details:

  • 88 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1

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