Awake Filming Locations

Actual filming locations for the NBC TV series, "Awake".





This 2012 NBC show features 'Michael Britten' (Jason Isaacs), a man who lives
in two worlds -- and can't be sure which one is real, and which one is a dream.

In first world, his wife is alive and his son is dead.
In the second world, his son is alive, but his wife is dead.
He's a cop in both worlds, but has a different partner in each.

In the pilot episode, the plot revolves around the investigation of the murder
of a cab driver, in broad daylight, at the fictional address of
611 Waverly.

611 Waverly

On the show, that is the address of Lowen's Restaurant & Bar.

In real life, this scene was shot at 612 S. Flower Street, at the
northeast corner of 6th and Flower, in downtown Los Angeles.

It's the local Daily Grill restaurant.

Here is an aerial photo of the corner. Here is a map link.

And here is a Google StreetView panorama of the location.

This is also the location of a later chase scene, where his young partner
(Wilmer Valderrama) shoots the bad guy, just as he's about to kill Michael.






Later in that first pilot episode, we see the Michael and his other partner (Steve Harris)
in a parking lot, under a bridge, with Michael trying to figure out what was parked
in space 611. He determines it was a trailer or RV, belonging to the deranged
man who has kidnapped a little girl.

under bridge

This scene was shot under the Vincent Thomas bridge, which spans the
L.A. harbor channel between San Pedro and Terminal Island.

This is the west / San Pedro side of the bridge, which means the camera is looking south.

(How do I know?  You can see the L.A. Cruise terminal in the background.
I was there recently, shooting photos of the terminal as a location for "Dexter".)

Here is an aerial photo of the bridge.  And here is a map link.

And here's a Google still photo showing the rest of the bridge.





A later scene of them rescuing the young girl from the kidnapper's motor home...

motor home

was filmed in Griffith Park.  That much is clear from the view of the downtown L.A.
skyline seen in the background, as they are creeping up on the trailer.

It's hard to pinpoint exactly where in the huge park, but somewhere near the
Griffith Park helipad (on Vista del Valle Drive) would seem to be a good guess.

Here is an aerial map of that Griffith helipad location.






In the second episode of "Awake", we finally get to see the exterior of the
Britten's family home, in a scene where the wife comes out of the house
to look at her son's motorcycle.

Family Home

This is a real house, and the address is 10576 Cushdon Ave, in the Rancho Park
section of Los Angeles, about a mile southwest of Century City.

Here is an aerial photo of the house. Here is a map view.

And here is a matching Google StreetView panorama.

[ Warning This is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything else that might disturb the residents.]





Another house in the same neighborhood, is seen in the same (2nd) episode.

This is the home of the young witness ('Sam') whom Michael & his partner
come to question (and who later turns out to be the "little guy" killer)
.

This house is at 10564 Ayres Ave, just two streets north of the Britten house.

Here is an aerial photo of the house. Here's a map link.

And here is a matching Google StreetView panorama of the house.

[ Warning This is a private home.  Do not trespass on their property,
knock on their door, or do anything else that might disturb the residents.]







And speaking of the son's motorcycle, there's a scene in the second episode
where the mother discovers (from her son's friend) that her late son had
kept the motorcycle hidden in a garage unit at a self storage place.

Storage Yard

That scene was shot at the West L.A. Mini-Storage, located at
5450 S. Slauson Ave (under the junction of the 405 Freeway
and the Marina Del Rey Freeway), in Culver City.

Here is an aerial photo of the location. Here is a map link.

And here's a Google StreetView panorama.





In that second episode, Michael & his partner investigate the murder of
a homeless man
, by making a trip to his poor neighborhood.

At the start of the scene, they park in front of a fish market, and get into a minor
argument, before they begin talking to the local residents.

That is actually the Alex Fish Market, at 1451 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
in South Central Los Angeles.  That's two blocks west of Normandie.

Here's a Google StreetView of the market.

Here's an aerial photo of the shop.   And here's a map link.





Michael finally talks to a confused homeless man, a witness to the killing.
He asks them for gum, then tells them that the murderer was "a little guy"
.

But the homeless man also rambles on about paranoid delusions,
convincing Michael's partner that the witness is crazy.

They shot this scene two blocks west of the fish market, at the northwest corner of
W
. Martin Luther King Blvd & Denker Avenue
, in the parking lot of a "Wash & Dry".

[ Warning: As you might guess from the scene, this may not be the safest neighborhood
in the world, so if you happen to go there, exercise reasonable caution. ]

Here's a Google StreetView of the corner.

Here's an aerial photo of that intersection. And here's a map link.






             

* Locations marked by an asterisk (*) may be located in areas with high crime rates.
Exercise reasonable caution.,



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