Awakening Wanda

Best Regional Film Award Winner!
Directed by Joel P. Sacramento


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Tue Apr 9, 2024 – 7:30 pm | Beloit College Powerhouse

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Awakening Wanda

Directed by Joel P. Sacramento
Narrative Short
United States | 7 min | 2023

After starting a new job, Wanda is initially annoyed by her carefree co-workers, but the more time she spends with them, the more she is inspired to become free.

“Wisconsin 48 Hour Film Project short film to screen at Cannes”, Madison NBC 15

Thank you for considering A Cloudy Moon for your festival! This film was conceived and created for the Yes We Cannes International Competition and was selected as a top film. It will be screening during The Cannes Short Film Corner this May! A Cloudy Moon was written by my brother, Aaron, who also stars in it. I directed the film as well as wrote and performed the original music.

A fun fact about A Cloudy Moon is that the weekend of the shoot was also during my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary, and some aspects of this story are based on their real life relationship together.

I hope you enjoy this film as much as we enjoyed making it! – TJ

Awakening Wanda - Poster

Awakening Wanda - Joel P. SacramentoJoel P. Sacramento

A Chicago native and founder of the digital media company
Meter Studio, Inc. Joel has a colorful background as a
cinematographer and producer/director. He’s traversed the globe, framing everything from TV commercials and travel shows, to broadcast news and documentary films.

Film Information

Director: Joel P. Sacramento
Country:  United Staes
Year: 2023
Language: English
Runtime: 7 min
Rated:  R


Writer:  Joel P Sacramento

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