Jonas Elrod was leading an ordinary life until he woke up one day to a totally new reality. The documentary follows this fascinating story of an average guy who inexplicably developed the ability to access other dimensions.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
Mara Evans ...
Herself - Jonas's Girlfriend
Richard A. Friedman ...
Himself - Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical Center (as Dr. Richard A. Friedman)
Richard Elrod ...
Himself - Jonas's Father
Laura Elrod ...
Herself - Jonas's Mother
Edwin E. Ford ...
Himself - Pastor
Theodore Schwartz ...
Himself - Weill Cornell Medical Center
Robert Zimmerman ...
Himself - Weill Cornell Medical Center
Abdi Assadi ...
Himself - Healer & Author
Umberto Di Grazia ...
Himself - Researcher & Medium
Brandon Crespi ...
Himself - Italian Translator
Benve Noti Massimiliano ...
Stephan A. Schwartz ...
Himself - Cognitive Sciences Laboratory
J.Z. Knight ...
Herself - Head of Ramtha's School of Enlightenment
Greg Simmons ...
Himself - Instructor


One day four years ago Jonas Elrod woke up with the inexplicable ability to see and hear angels, demons, auras and ghosts. The documentary WAKE UP follows his journey across the country and overseas for the next three years to find out why. Written by Anonymous

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1 January 2015 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

The description of this film was extremely interesting to me. A young man wakes up one day and is able to see angels, demons and ghosts. Awesome! That is exactly the kind of documentary I was looking for, and the kind of thing I am interested in. I began watching, and couldn't wait to see what remarkable things the man would have to share, and how he would put this ability to use. Unfortunately, this film failed to deliver much insight. I appreciate that he decided to document his experiences, and that he embarked on a spiritual journey of sorts to try to figure out why it was happening to him and what to do with his gift. But, although he did embark on this "quest for answers" he also seemed so resistant to everything and so clueless the whole time, that it was almost like he didn't gain anything and neither did I from watching him. There were some very interesting segments in this film and the subject matter itself was enough to keep me watching, but everything seemed half-hearted and there never seemed to be much of a desire to use the gift to help others. It was more like, although he said it was such a great thing, his attitude seemed more that he considered it a nuisance. I get it though. This is the "real" experience he had. He struggled, he didn't necessarily always WANT to be gifted. This is an aspect of this kind of thing we don't often see. He didn't just become a famous medium with a reality show. He wasn't a "spiritual" or "new agey" type person. I am sure there are many like him who could have related to his situation. But still, I wish he would have been more passionate and would have embraced things more. It almost seemed like he had a closed mind to his own experiences! Like I said, I credit him for at least doing what he did. He tried, and he did some interesting work and spoke to some interesting people, no doubt. I would like to see a sequel made when he has fully come to terms and figured out how to use his gift.

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