Awakened is a 2013 drama/thriller film by Joycelyn Engle and Arno Malarone. The film stars Award-winning actress Julianne Michelle (Family Prayers, The House is Burning) as Samantha, who returns to her hometown believing that her father murdered her mother years ago. In her exhausting search for the truth about her young mother's untimely death 14 years earlier, Samantha receives help from beyond the grave.
Samantha Winston (Julianne Michelle), a 22-year-old woman, returns to her home town after 14 years in search of answers to her mother's untimely death. She is convinced that her father, Jack Winston (John Savage), murdered her mother (Kiva Dawson). In a quest for vengeance, Samantha uncovers an evil and devastating truth.