Pippa Black stars in short comedy film The Wake (2009)

Pippa Black stars as Sophie

Pippa Black in The Wake

Pippa Black stars as Sophie in ‘The Wake’, a short 7 minute comedy film that was filmed in Melbourne, Australia in 2009.

Plot: Jonathan, a well-meaning but hopeless misfit, makes an unexpected arrival at the wake of his best friend’s father. Initially intending to offer his support, Jonathan instead retreats to the front yard, uncomfortable with the outpouring of grief from the mourners. He meets Charles, the eight-year-old son of the deceased, who is also hiding out and the two of them form an unlikely friendship.

The Wake was selected to screen at Palm Springs ShortFest in June 2009 and was chosen as an audience favourite for ‘Best of The Fest’, with an encore screening at the end of the festival.