Bree Newsome continues to amaze us. The courageous activist who took down the Confederate Flag in South Carolina is also an award winning artist and creative. Before becoming one of our heroes, she created a short film titled "WAKE."
Written, produced, directed & edited by Bree Newsome, "WAKE" is a film "steeped in the southern gothic tradition."
A repressed woman murders her domineering father, freeing herself to pursue her heart’s desire. Using a local folk magic called “root work”, she conjures a demon to aid her in creating the man of her dreams— but soon finds herself in a waking nightmare.This film has won Best Short Film at BET Urban World Film Festival & the Outstanding Independent Short Film award in the 2012 Black Reel Awards.
Check it out below.