Finalist in Best Children's Education
Spring Garden Pictures
Weaving together documentary and fictional elements, "Watermelon Magic" chronicles a season on the family farm, as Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell at market. Constructed entirely from over 200,000 high-resolution still photos, this 30-minute film employs a dynamic style of varying shutter-burst frame rates with stunning time-lapse sequences. We witness the elementary scientific concepts of the life cycle of plants, observing their journey from seed to flower to fruit. When harvest time arrives, Sylvie must decide if she will share her precious watermelon babies with the world.