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Tree (Short film)

A passing business man catches a suicidal teenager as he tries to hang himself from a tree. A battle of wits ensues as the boy tries to complete his mission.

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Written by Fran Landsman, Tree was successful on the stage, and now Screenology are adapting it for the screen. This is a new endeavour for the team at Screenology Studios - testing out their lean filmaking process with drama for the first time.

Tree will be shot over the course of four days, with a private screening on the fifth day. Tree will be available to watch online in September 2018.

More about the characters:
Inspired by the Blue Whale challenge - teenager Joe has convinced himself he must complete his final challenge to prove his devotion to his girlfriend and the Blue Whale cause. He has been set a specific date - and has chosen to hang from a tree in a quiet park.

Dave is on his way home, and has taken a short cut through the park. He's desperate to get home before his wife Shelley leaves him for her hunky new life coach.

Shelley really needs Dave to get home in time for their counselling session - when he doesn't show up or answer his phone, she fears her marriage is lost - and heads to the park desperate to find him.

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Tom Brereton Downs Bath, United Kingdom

In pursuit of brilliance by making lots of mistakes.

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Tilly Karabina Bristol, United Kingdom

Production Manager

  • Producer

Jessica Jones Bristol, United Kingdom

Production designer, set dresser, art director and all round crafty creative.


Lara-Daisy Lowndes Bristol, United Kingdom

Self-taught SFX makeup Artist with a specialisation in casualty effects and gore.

  • Makeup Artist

Tom Turner unconfirmed

Actor, Acting Teacher, occasional musician. Interested in anything interesting.


Benjamin Harvey unconfirmed

Currently Screenologising

  • Sound Supervisor

Eve Pyra Bristol, United Kingdom

Visual Artist & Animator. I love making interesting projects happen!

  • 1st AD

Isabelle Larché Bristol/London, United Kingdom

Bristol-based filmmaker. RTS Award winner

  • 1st Assistant Camera

Jonathan Price Bristol / North Wales, United Kingdom

Director and Cinematographer from north Wales studying film at Screenology.


Spencer Ellis Bristol / Leicester, United Kingdom

Video Editor with speed and precision