False Awakening is a vivid or convincing dream about awakening from sleep, when in reality you’re still sleeping. The dreamer will think that their current surrounding is a part of their everyday lives no matter how bizarre some aspects of the dream may be. The dreamer actually cannot figure out if he or she is dreaming or not until the world is revealed to be an illusion. This short film is a visual execution of the false awakening experience, dreaming while being conscious.
This short film is about a false awakening with a mother and her 4 year old son. While on a walk through the city the son sees a movie poster of a man flying through the air and is inspired to fly as well. The mother falls asleep and slips into a dream. The drama unfolds when she awakens to find her son missing.