FilmRise Releases Thriller "DEAD AWAKE" in Theaters and On Demand May 12

FilmRise is thrilled to announce that DEAD AWAKE opens in theaters and On Demand on Friday, May 12th, 2017.  Directed by Phillip Guzman, DEAD AWAKE follows a straight-laced social worker who finds herself plunged into a world of supernatural terror while investigating a series of mysterious deaths.  Each victim suffered from a chilling condition known as sleep paralysis, a nightmarish assault on the senses that immobilizes its victims as they dream.  As a terrifying entity begins to haunt Kate's friends and loved ones, she must fight to stay awake to stop the nightmare she's unleashed.  

DEAD AWAKE was written by Jefffrey Reddick, creator of the iconic FINAL DESTINATION franchise. The film stars Jocelin Donahue (The House of The Devil), Lori Petty (Tank Girl, Point Break, "Orange is the New Black"), Jesse Bradford (Bring It On, Romeo & Juliet, "The West Wing"), Jesse Borrego (Con Air, "24"), Brea Grant ("Dexter", "Heroes"), and James Eckhouse (The Avengers, Big)

FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 15,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company's film acquisitions and releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney; the acclaimed true crime documentary “The Witness”; and most recently, the controversial drama “White Girl.” Television titles include hit series such as Showtime’s Emmy®-winning “Years of Living Dangerously,” the longest running true crime show on television “Forensic Files,” and iconic Robert Stack hosted series “Unsolved Mysteries.” FilmRise’s recent acquisitions are two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo”; “Five Nights in Maine,” starring Oscar®-winner Dianne Wiest, David Oyelowo, and Oscar®-nominee Rosie Perez; the box office hit “Harry & Snowman”; “Now More Than Ever: The History of Chicago” in partnership with CNN Films; and “Manifesto,” starring two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett. For more information, go to: