Wake Up (United States | 2014, 8 min)
Directed by: Erin Babbin, Michael Sullivan
Wake Up is a short, first person documentary in which filmmaker Erin Babbin explores her role in three generations of women artists. It is an intense and deeply personal 8 minute film that utilizes archival photographs and films created by her grandmother and mother, and responds to the conversations left unspoken. Wake Up delves into the relationships of the women in Erin's family while examining the harsh realities of the cycles of addiction and depression. The film sheds light on the universal subject of the artist and addiction, including the tragedies that too often accompany them, while leaving room for redemption through artistic practice.