In the new short film, Wake Up, directed by Gotham and Indie Spirit nominated director, Olivia Wilde (Booksmart), SAG Award and Emmy winner Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) stars as a woman forced to rediscover her humanity in an increasingly digital world.
Produced by The Lab at Anonymous Content and filmed throughout New York City by two-time Oscar-nominated Director of Photography, Mathew Libatique (Pi, Black Swan, A Star Is Born), Wake Up comes off the heels of Oliva Wilde’s critically-acclaimed, award winning, directorial debut, Booksmart. The film’s original music score is performed by indie pop darling Perfume Genius, who won video of the year at last year’s A2IM Libera Awards.
Margaret Qualley received praise for her starring turn opposite Brad Pitt in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and also for her Critics’ Choice best supporting actress nomination for her work on the FX mini-series, Fosse/Verdon. Watch the short below:
“It was such a thrill to collaborate with Margaret Qualley to tell this story about what it means to be human. With legendary cinematographer Matty Libatique, and the rest of our extraordinary crew, I had the chance to make something wild and strange and timely,” said Wilde.
Wilde will next direct and star in the psychological thriller for the Time’s Up era Don’t Worry Darling for New Line. Look for Qualley to next appear alongside Sigourney Weaver in director Philippe Falardeau’s My Salinger Year.
The film is also available for viewing on HP’s Garage.