"Wakening [...] was part of a commission celebrating the Elgin and Winter Garden theaters' 100th anniversary. I'd been wanting to put characters from Cree oral traditions on screen. They are usually portrayed in quaint, folkloric ways, so I transported these characters into the future—a nod to their timelessness—and made a monster movie set in the Winter Garden in a dystopian future."
-- Danis Goulet
Punter, Jennie. "Danis Goulet talks 'Night Raiders,' global Indigenous film community." Interview with Danis Goulet. Variety, September 12, 2021.