WHAT IF THE WORLD WAS PEACEFUL?
NO WAR, POVERTY OR HUNGER?
FREEDOM AND PROSPERITY FOR ALL?
NO POLLUTION OR SOILING OF NATURE?
A HEALTHY AND THRIVING PLANET?
IS ALL OF THIS POSSIBLE?
WAKING UP IS A MOVIE ABOUT THAT WORLD.
Waking up is a feature film movie project that has been under development since 2011 about a POSITIVE FUTURE FOR HUMANITY.
FOR A CHANGE..
It is now a completed original screenplay of 120 pages registered in the U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE(2021).
This world is shown through a compelling, interesting and entertaining story of a contemporary man waking up in this future.
WE ARE SEEKING REPRESENTATION TO HELP TRANSFORM THIS SCREENPLAY INTO A FEATURE FILM THAT COULD POTENTIALLY HELP SAVE OUR WORLD.
This movie describes a world where planet earth is saved and thriving and where Humanity is living in peace and harmony with nature and each other. Waking Up Movie seeks to give hope and inspiration to humanity. Instead of serving the typical post-apocalyptic dystopian scenario where humanity is more or less doomed, Waking Up presents a world more of a utopian paradise-like nature. A world we can get to if we only collaborate on this planet, and utilise technology to the best for everyone.
Harald Neslein Sandø is the founder and creator of the project. It started as a dream about a new and better world in the late seventies, when Harald was in his early teens. He dreamt about a better world for Humanity, where everyone could thrive and prosper on a healthy planet. In 2008 he discovered The Venus Project that had designed a world with a system very close to what Harald had imagined. Son of a Norwegian actor and director, Harald had started working with film a few years earlier. The idea for Waking Up started to bloom even more when Harald met Jacque Fresco and Roxanne Meadows from The Venus Project in Stockholm in 2010. He had just moved to Sweden and wanting to help them realise an idea about a movie they had had themselves for many years to present their ideas. Since they had no concrete idea for their movie, and did not want his help, Harald ended up developing Waking Up himself, inviting in others from the online communities of The Venus Project and The Zeitgeist Movement to brainstorm ideas. The story as it is today took shape over several years, and now the screenplay is in its fourth draft, ready to be developed into a final shooting draft and a full movie. The project has been partly open source from the start with Harald Neslein Sando as the copyright holder the whole time.
Might our world be ready for a sci-fi about a positive future?
Have we had enough horrible and harrowing future scenarios on our screens?
Time for something more positive, uplifting and optimistic..?
Proof of concept short film
The following scene is for demonstration purposes of the concept of the film. It was made on a zero(literally) budget by Harald and the two actors in 2011. It won the Official Selection in the Cinema Out Of Your Backpack festival of the same year.
UPDATE 2024: In 2023 we shot a new short film based on scene 62 of the screenplay. The film was shot in Sweden, finished in Spain. This short film was called Waking Up In Paradise and has been sent to several festivals all over the world. So far it has won 13 awards..! Here is a teaser for this new film. The whole film can not be shown before it has finished the global festival circuit: