4K Trailer for Terrence Malick Produced ‘Awaken’ Documentary

Tom Lowe's Documentary

One can see footage from Tom Lowe’s documentary Awaken, produced by Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio.

Featuring music from M83, the film brings “unseen sights and breathtaking perspectives to the human eye for the first time.” Awaken doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s expected to open sometime in 2018.

Check out the video below.

Tom Lowe's Documentary

AWAKEN is a documentary film exploring humanity’s relationship with technology and with the natural world. Shot over a 5-year period in more than 30 countries, the film pioneers new timelapse, time-dilation, underwater, and aerial cinematography techniques to give audiences new eyes with which to see our world. AWAKEN is a celebration of the spirit of life, an exploration of the Earth, and an ode to the Cosmos.

To achieve this, Lowe and his company Dreamcore worked closely with Dubai Film to conceive and build several pieces of custom camera equipment, creating entirely new categories of filming techniques. This included collaborating with the Shotover camera-stabilization company in New Zealand to help develop the F1 camera gimbal system. Lowe later modified the F1 gimbal to accept custom camera configurations, allowing him to capture astrophotography timelapse at night from a helicopter in flight, a first in filmmaking history. These technological achievements translate to the beautiful and never-before-seen footage of the Sierra Nevada and aurora storm-lit mountains of Northern Sweden, as highlighted in the trailer.