I Wake Up Screaming

Chris O’Neill, 2019, 10 mins 10 secs

Chris O’Neill continues his series of found footage inquiries into the haunting power of the cinematic image with I Wake Up Screaming. Images from a little-seen and underrated masterpiece of 1970s genre cinema are twisted and distorted into an unrecognisable new vision. This assault on the senses is heightened by an intense soundtrack from Texas-based rock ‘n’ roller Gabbie Bam Bam (of the band BBQT).

Chris is a filmmaker, programmer/curator and writer currently based in Cork City, Ireland. His film work moves between experimental and narrative/character-driven films for dramatic and intimate effect.