What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?




AWAKEN by Tom Lowe

Of all the beautiful things about which I have posted over the years, I think this may be the most incredible. And that’s really saying something.

Shot over 5 years in 30+ countries, “AWAKEN” is a feature-length documentary which explores the relationship between technology and nature. Directed by Tom Lowe and produced by Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio, the film employs timelapse, hyperlapse, slow motion, underwater, and aerial cinematography to illustrate our world in a way that hasn’t been done before.

“AWAKEN is a celebration of the spirit of life, an exploration of the Earth, and an ode to the Cosmos.”

The film will be released in 2018, but in the meantime, the trailer below is positively eye popping. It is pretty rare that I insist seeing something on the big screen, but this is definitely one of those times. I can’t wait!

You can read more about the documentary on their website and on Instagram and Facebook.

Though this is Lowe’s first feature-length film, his hour-long film “TimeScapes: Time-lapse Photography of the American Southwest” is undoubtedly what got him the job!


Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “AWAKEN:

  1. Just incredible – would love to see both these on an IMAX screen!

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  2. Wow! The cinematography is breathtakingly arresting. It gave me goosebumps watching it.

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  3. It looks like a more upbeat version of Reggio’s trilogy of films that began in 1982 with Koyaanisqatsi. Philip Glass did the music for that movie – probably his best work (and I’ve heard a lot of Glass); do you know who’s doing the music for Awaken?

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  4. Just wow! This looks incredible! Also so glad you showed some love on my blog, and I was able to find you!

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  5. Amazing – thank you for putting that out here!

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