Awake While Dreaming is the first book from writer-director turned author, Chris Aran, in a collection of ten short stories compiled from his creative notes for prospective films, but repurposed because of production or other cinematic limitations…
Each story is written in a different voice, and from a spectrum of perspectives and emotions ranging from fantasy to horror to love, frequently at the same time.
Awake While Dreaming | Musings from Christopher J. Aran
Click is the story of a disenchanted photographer who craves legitimacy and true creative freedom, but at what cost?
Chasing Dreams chronicles Jeff, who will stop at nothing to catch up with the woman he believes he is destined to be with, even when a deceptive mind stands in his way.
The Arms recounts Layla’s torment in nightmares that become her insular reality, compelling her to finally embrace her father’s ignorance.
Kite is the unexpected the gateway to happiness when a man wanders in search of true love.
From Darkness, A Light illuminates the innocence of youth when it unknowingly wanders into a a corrupt home.
The Heart explores the wrenching aftermath of heartbreak.
The Mission is a target in a rouge jingle growing on mars. But the sniper bent on elimination discovers his true self on the journey in solitude.
Lessons From a Fellow Beast teaches a vengeful Virgil a hard lesson after being bullied about the difference between compassion and corrupted power.
Couch Potato explores the chilling effects of fear and laziness, perhaps in your own home – if left to its own devices.
Clubland is a place of night where the young can’t wait to be older, and a visit by a mysterious woman who wants to recapture youth.
Awake While Dreaming | And Then I Woke Up and a Sequel
While most of the stories complied for Awake While Dreaming comprise notes for potential movies that were discarded for one reason or another, one story slated for inclusion in the book, And Then i Woke Up was omitted because it was made into a movie.
Based on the success of And Then I Woke Up, an additional story, The Arms is currently in development as a short film, as is an additional book of musings from Christopher J. Aran.
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