Director - Robert Lang
Actress - Anna Newell
A corporate worker, played by Anna Newell, awakes from an extreme nightmare scenario only to realize she is late for work. Instead of taking her exit to work, she continues driving which turns into a journey that questions the boundaries of reality and what is an illusion.
The daily routine of waking up and going to work becomes a tedious activity that everyone can relate to. The alarm clock going off at the same time, the same commute to a job you may love or despise. We have all thought about what taking that action of ignoring that turn off the freeway to the office job and instead to just keep driving and see where the road would take you. The theme of the film plays on the manifestation of consciousness which determines our lived reality. Is the world we experience real or is it a dream. Or is it all in the mind? The world we experience is no more “out there” than are our dreams.
Plato believed the real world was a world of ideas and eternal perfect forms, his analogy of “The Cave” is still pertinent to our own experience. Most of us assume that the sights and sounds we perceive are the "real world". When science inform us that we are not seeing reality as it is, but merely the images that manifests in our minds, we shrug in disbelief. How can that be? How can the world that I experience so clearly as "out there", be just an image in the mind?