Stephen O'Connor

Filmmaker | Editor



Director: Alex Shahviri

Cinematographer: Stephen O'Connor

Year of Production: 2014

Running Time: 6 min

Colour / Sound


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A young girl living in an abusive home goes through an episode of sleepwalking and discovers a shocking truth about herself and her family.


The Wake is an experimental drama film that explores dreams and how they can affect reality. The project served as a final submission to a narrative strategies class during my time at McMaster University. The film was shot over a period of two weeks and required one month of editing and extensive visual effects work, including compositing two actors into one shot. You can view a visual effects breakdown of of this scene by clicking here. The Wake was officially released on December 5th, 2014.