Writer/Director Marvin Willson and Producers, Kacee Devoe and Leah Daniels-Butler Seek Funding via Indiegogo for the Post Production of Their Upcoming Film 'Awakened'

Awakened is a supernatural thriller based on the real-life phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis.


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/31/2014 -- Sleep Paralysis is a truly terrifying phenomenon experienced by between 40% and 60% of the world’s population. Sufferers typically report the same symptoms; they awaken to find themselves completely paralyzed from head to toe and often experience:

Evil menacing shadows
Demons sitting on their chests
Phantom hands touching them
Menacing whispers and sounds.

‘Awakened’ is a terrifying movie based in the world of sleep paralysis and follows Regan Hill, (30’s) a woman who is suffering from this frightening condition. Having no success curing her condition, she attends a sleep assessment center to be monitored alongside a mixed group of other sufferers. During the night the group simultaneously experience sleep paralysis, creating a power surge that blows the building's power and the now conscious group, find themselves alone… Or so they think. They use a few night vision cameras to navigate to safety, but they soon discover they have manifested something diabolical and it’s hunting them one at a time.

Shooting has already been completed by Marvin Willson and his associates. Now, they need $200,000 to meet the post-production expenses for the film. The money is to be used for editing, sound, music, FX and a website about the film and Sleep Paralysis.

If they don't make their goal, the money collected will still go towards the film, but they will create a fall-back plan and finish the film on a lesser scale. If they manage to exceed their funding goal of $200k, they will put all contributions right back into improving the movie.

This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: March 13, 2014 - April 27, 2014 (11:59pm PT).

The Awakened Indiegogo Page -