We are constantly inspired by cinematographers and film makers who venture to the very edge of the human experience and return with empowering world imagery. Tom Lowe is no exception. After 5 years in the making, AWAKEN is a 90-minute feature film from director, producer, cinematographer and editor, Tom Lowe, exploring humanity’s relationship with technology and the natural world.

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

AWAKEN is a 4K documentary filmed in 30+ countries in collaboration with Dubai Film with production managed by Adapt Studios with a music score composed by Joe Trapanese, mixed at Skywalker Sound.


His short film “Timescapes 4K” a portrait of the American Southwest, attracted a passionate following from his peers on social media and support from companies like Canon, Adobe and Google. In 2007, he founded Timescapes.org, a public-discussion forum dedicated to timelapse. Tom was involved in the resurgence of timelapse during its 2008-2011 digital renaissance. No doubt inspired by the groundbreaking film makers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, creators of Baraka and Samsara, Tom pioneered several new timelapse techniques and helped design a next generation of motion-control systems. Lowe is co-founder of Awaken Studios.

During production of “Timescapes” in September 2010, Lowe was named Astronomy Photographer of the Year by the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. He has since worked as second-unit director for executive producers of AWAKEN, Terrence Malick (VOYAGE OF TIME) and Godfrey Reggio (VISITORS).


AWAKEN Premiere

On November 16th, the nation of Estonia hosts the World Premiere of AWAKEN as opening film of the prestigious Tallinn Black Nights (PÖFF @tallinnblacknightsff) 2018 film festival. AWAKEN composer Joe Trapanese will conduct the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra in a live gala cinema event, with 4K laser.




Dubai Film

Adapt Studios


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