A Rude Awakening



Canyon Diamond Media is proud to announce that

"A Rude Awakening" is an Official Selection of the 2016 Great Lakes International Film Festival, and received an Audience Choice Award. Congratulations to the team!!!  

Read about the making of "A Rude Awakening" here: cuccinfo.blogspot.com/2016/09/a-film-by-karen-withem-is-to-appear-in.html 

CDM's "A Rude Awakening" is a short film about a young woman who has good reason to distrust her doctor. The indie film was completed in July 2015. 


The script was cowritten by Bina High, Karen Withem and Jim McQuaid, based on a story by Ms. High. The film was directed by Ms. Withem. The three cowriters also produced the film, which was shot in Raleigh, North Carolina. We couldn't have done it without the terrific cast and crew! 


"A Rude Awakening" trailer

Pictured is the cast, Michael Howard as Dr. Forrest, Tracey Coppedge as Nurse Jennifer and Hannah Elsie Chapman as Ashley. To say the three are local acting talent is an understatement... Mr. Howard is currently producing and directing a feature film based on his own script; Ms. Coppedge has appeared in many films produced in the Raleigh-Durham area and produces and hosts a live interview show; and Ms. Chapman is a singer-songwriter who performs locally.

The crew of "A Rude Awakening" shot the first day on location at Wake Technical Community College. Their nursing simulation suite had state-of-the-art monitoring equipment that gave the scene an authentic feel.

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