Big Trees

Big Trees

This short semi-animated film tells the story of a woman's spectacular ocean view from her apartment in Vancouver’s West End. How far will she go when leaves start to obscure her panorama, her light and her happiness? A brilliant blend of stop-motion, projections and models, drawings and altered live-action transports us into a meditation on the tension between urban life and the natural environment. Like Don Giovanni, will our ambitious protagonist stop at nothing to get her way?

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  • director
    Ann Marie Fleming
  • original music composer
    Gordon Durity
    Alessandro Juliani
  • animation
    Kevin Langdale
  • production designer
    Erik Whittaker
  • editor
    Ann Marie Fleming
    Jeanne Slater
  • featuring
    Yolaine Mottet
    Alessandro Juliani
    Erik Whittaker
    Ben Ratner
    Meg Roe
    Rick Tsai
    Faith the Pug
  • cinematographer
    Brian Johnston
  • makeup
    Bonni Reid
  • digital imaging specialist
    Éloi Champagne
    Randall Finnerty
  • sound design
    Gordon Durity
  • sound editing
    Gordon Durity
  • recording
    Rukkus House
  • re-recording
    Rukkus House
  • executive producer
    Roddy McManus
  • producer
    Michael Fukushima
  • writer
    Ann Marie Fleming