In Your Dreams is an international documentary series which investigates the public's perspective on the value of their dreams
Trailer - Episode 1 : Clodagh Dunlop - a Policewoman from Belfast, Northern Ireland - learns to survive through her dreams after suffering a deadly Brain Stem Stroke and enduring locked-in syndrome for over 3 months.
Created, Written, Directed & Edited by Michael Patrick O'Hara
Produced by Michael P O'Hara & Claire Kunzel
Internationally recorded online
© Waking Dream Productions - 2021
Trailer: Eps 3 - Give Him What He Wants - Tim picks up his first actor Vince and learns fast what is expected of a Talent Driver to the stars. Starring: Julian Richings (CSA-Best Supporting Actor nominee) Michael P. O'Hara, Ellora Patnaik, Trisha Blair, Nora McLellan, Stephen R Hart, Gracie Robbin & Suzanne Coy / Direction: Kire Paputts; Writers: Michael P O'Hara and Jerome McCann; Producers: Jamie Brown, Michael P O'Hara, Jerome McCann - CBC Gem / Frantic Films / Waking Dream Productions
MR HAPPY - 2006 -Writer, Producer,Director: Michael P O'Hara /Director of Animation: Luke Gustafson / Character Designs: Aidan Cooper O'Hara / Starring: Pete Cugno & Mary Margaret O'Hara / Waking Dream Productions, Bravo!FACT Chum Ltd. , Smiley Guy Studios
Eps 1 : You're Fired Tim ( Michael P. O'Hara ) arrives for his first day at work and steps in to defend a little guy getting beat up on the street by a Big Guy ( Josh Maloney ) - Available to watch in Canada at: CBC Gem and internationally on the YouTube - Waking Dream Productions page
Eps 2 - Welcome to the Circus - Head Driver Jerry ( Marcus O'Hara ) tries to be present, while his talent ( Christopher Huron ) has a bit of an early morning meltdown. - Available to watch in Canada at: CBC Gem and internationally on the YouTube - Waking Dream Productions page
Eps 4 : The Little Dictator : Jerry ( Marcus O'Hara ) shares the news of a crew gift coming with Rita ( Nora McLellan ) and Carmen ( Jerome McCann ) - Available to watch in Canada at: CBC Gem and internationally on the YouTube - Waking Dream Productions page
MR HAPPY is an award winning black comedy parable about a man who obsesses about the end of the world. / Written, Produced & Directed by Michael Patrick O'Hara / Director of Animation - Luke Gustafson / Voiced by Pete Cugno & Mary Margaret O'Hara / Character Designs by Aidan Cooper O'Hara // Funded by Bravo!FACT/Chum Media Inc.
Smiley Guy Animation Studios / © Waking Dream Productions- 2005 "We have nothing to fear, but fear itself." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
TALENT DRIVERS (2015) - Webisode -2 - They Don't Know Who We Are
Created & Directed by Michael P O'Hara / Written & Produced by Michael P. O'Hara & Jerome McCann / Starring: Marcus O'Hara, Jerome McCann, Bill Mahoney, Michael P O'Hara, Robert Whelan Jr, Steven M. Stack,John McIntyre, Madeline O'Hara & Aishleen McCann.
© Waking Dream Productions MMXV More video Episodes from 2015 - Available to watch internationally at the YouTube - Waking Dream Productions page
TALENT DRIVERS (2015)-Scenes From the Underbelly of Film & TV-Webisode 5 - CONTINUITY
Created & Directed by Michael Patrick O'Hara / Written & Produced by Michael P. O'Hara & Jerome McCann / Starring: Gracie Robbin, Jerome McCann & Michael P O'Hara / Photography- Robin Miller CSA; Original Music: Parting of The Ways - The Kings ; Somewhere In July - Rick McCormick © Waking Dream Productions-MMXV More 2015 video's Available to watch at YouTube - Waking Dream Productions page
A father recounts the Christmas Eve when ‘Carl’ the hobo Santa showed up on his doorstep and sung his way into the hearts & home of he and his family.
Produced, directed & adapted by Michael P. O'Hara from the poem A CHRISTMAS CARL by John E. Guertin. Art direction, designs & animation by Rich Duhaney. Featuring the voices of Brad Adamson & Madeline O’Hara. Bravo!FACT CTV Globe Media, Smiley Guy Studios © Waking Dream Productions
BLAME CUPID STUPID - A man lets Cupid and his drinking sway him to new heights of ignorance, while being served by a waitress. Story, Director & Produced by: Michael Patrick O'Hara / Poem by: John E. Guertin / Narrator-Hugh Oliver / Music Score: Mary Margaret O’Hara / Art Direction & Designs-Greg Hill / Editor-Seamus O'Keefe /Executive Producer: Chuck Gammage Animation Studios/ Engineer & Design by Paul O’Brien / Funded by CTV Globemedia’s Bravo!FACT © Waking Dream Productions MMX
Crouching Ninja, Hidden Snowman - on CBC ZeDTV with host Sharon Lewis - Handmade Animated Flip book : Direction, Animation & Voice by Aidan Cooper James O'Hara/ Piano Music by Maddie O'Hara / Produced & Voiced by Michael P O'Hara / Dog Barking by Woody / Awards and Festivals: 2003 Honourable Mention Award for Best in Animation at Ottawa Int. Student Animation Festival Ottawa, ON ; 2003 Co-Winner of CBC TV's Show Us Your Snowman Contest and Nationally televised over CBC in Canada
Dances With Dogs- Retired Ballet artist Jon Gibault decides to work with dogs.
Story, Director & Producer: Michael P OHara /Writer & Producer: John Bekavac/Photgraphy-Gary Blakeley /Editor-John Sanders / Original Music-Mick Maher / Starring: Philip C. Wallace, Dave Antoniuk, Eoelha Baker, Deborah Sexsmith, Madeline OHara, Chelsea Hall, William LaRochelle, Andrea Mullen, Mary Makdator, Stewart, Woody & Titus/ Bravo!FACT-CTV BellMedia / ©Waking Dream Productions & Whiskey Tango Productions (2003)
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Waking Dream Productions has been in business for over 25 years producing an eclectic mix of media - including award winning animated shorts, documentaries and live action comedy for both TV & online distribution.
Michael Patrick O'Hara ( Waking Dream Productions ) is an actor and award winning writer, producer, and director of animation, live action and documentary. His documentary work has won at Chicago Int. Film Festival and Columbus Int. Film Festival. His animation work has been nominated in Zagreb’s Animafest , Frances renowned- Annecy Int
Michael Patrick O'Hara ( Waking Dream Productions ) is an actor and award winning writer, producer, and director of animation, live action and documentary. His documentary work has won at Chicago Int. Film Festival and Columbus Int. Film Festival. His animation work has been nominated in Zagreb’s Animafest , Frances renowned- Annecy Int. Animation Festival and awarded the Jury Prize at Spike Lee’s 2009 Babelgum Online Int. Film Festival & Best in Animation at the 2011 Beverly Hills Int. Film Festival.
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Trailer from the original TALENT DRIVERS (2015) - " A skewed view of the film & TV industry seen from a motley group of men and women who work in the Transport Department." Original pilot ( six episode series available at Waking Dream Productions -YouTube.) TALENT DRIVERS (2019) four new Eps at CBC Gem- ( available in Canada only)
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