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The Talking Tree 2019-05-15 19:35:30

The Talking Tree is an off-beat short comedy film written and directed by Stefan Hunt and produced by Matt Webb. It stars Eka Darville (Jessica Jones, Empire) who plays a man searching for purpose alongside John Ventimiglia (Blue Bloods, The Sopranos) an endearing claymation-faced tree who appears to have all the answers… sort of. The short film was shot by Director of Photography Justin Derry on 16mm in Central Park, New York.


Man - Eka Darville
Tree - John Ventimiglia


Director - Stefan Hunt
Producer - Matt Webb
Executive Producer - Eka Darville

DP - Justin Derry
1st AC - Kyle Derry
2nd AC - Mika Hawley
Sound Mixer - Patrick Southern
Production Assistant - Brayden Harry

Editor - Stefan Hunt
Animator - Kyle Sauer
Composer - Jonny Higgins
Sound Mix - Jonny Higgins
Colourist - Matt Fezz
VFX - Matt Fezz
Titles - Joe Lenehan

Thanks to

Central Park Conservancy
Duotone Audio Group
Hand Held Films
Metro Post NY
Kenny Suleimanagich

A Stefan Hunt film
In association with Rascals

Cast: Stefan Hunt

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Lavender 2019-05-15 16:30:29

A young gay man grows increasingly entangled in the marriage of an older couple.

Sundance Film Festival 2019, Official Selection
South by Southwest 2019, Official Selection
Aspen ShortsFest 2019, Official Selection
and more

Written and Directed by: Matthew Puccini
Featuring: Michael Hsu Rosen, Ken Barnett and Michael Urie
Produced by: Casey Bader, Tyler Rabinowitz and Corey Deckler
Executive Produced by: Sam Abbas, Jason Michael Berman, Natalé Olsen and Sean Weiner
Cinematography by: Brandon Roots
Casting by: Freya Krasnow
Edit by: William C. Sullivan
Production Design by: Katie Fleming
Costume Design by: Rachel Dainer-Best

Made in the Creative Culture program at The Jacob Burns Film Center.

Created during the Sundance Ignite fellows program.

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Cast: Searchlight Shorts and Matthew Puccini

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