Wake (film)

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Directed by Ellie Kanner
Produced by Hal Schwartz
Bill Shraga
Lennox Wiseley
Written by Lennox Wiseley
Starring Bijou Phillips
Ian Somerhalder
Danny Masterson
Marguerite Moreau
Jane Seymour
Sprague Grayden
David Zayas
Music by Brad Segal
Release date
  • February 25, 2009 (2009-02-25) (US)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Wake is a 2009 comedy drama romance independent film directed by Ellie Kanner. It features Bijou Phillips, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Seymour, Danny Masterson, and Marguerite Moreau.


When things get tough for Carys Reitman (Bijou Phillips), she does what any emotionally isolated, modern girl would do - she goes to strangers' funerals. At one fateful funeral, she meets Tyler (Ian Somerhalder), a man mourning his fiancée. Despite the warnings of her undertaker best friend Shane (Danny Masterson) and her roommate Lila (Marguerite Moreau), she finds herself connecting to someone for the first time. Searching for answers, Carys goes to see her estranged mother (Jane Seymour) to confront her past. And as she tries to open herself to the risks of love with Tyler, she realizes she may have more to fear than just a broken heart.



The film was the Opening Night film at the 2009 Cinequest Film Festival. It later was a Spotlight Presentation at the Newport Beach Film Festival. The film was released by E1 Entertainment on DVD and digital platforms on April 20, 2010. It has played on both Showtime and Starz in the US. It was released internationally by Moving Pictures.

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