Three generations of a family come together one summer, around the eventual passing of the patriarch of the family, a WWII veteran. Gathered at the family home and in and around their beautiful shoreline town, years of resentment and betrayal within the family surface, and the grandson, a college student, does his part to hold them all together, growing up in the process.
Harvest is a poignant story that is ultimately uplifting, with moments of humor anchoring this realistic portrait of a family hanging on to what was, what is, and to each other.
Written & Directed by Marc Meyers
Produced by Jody Girgenti & Marc Meyers
An Ibid Filmworks Production
China-American Festival of Film and Culture 2006, Winner
San Diego Asian Film Festival 2005, Grand Jury Prize
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2005, Semi-Finalist
Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2004, 2nd Place Best Student Live Action Short
Angelus Awards 2004, Semi-Finalist
Student Academy Awards, Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2004, National Finalist
Columbia University Film Festival 2004, Faculty Honors, Audience Award, Best Cinematography
For Tokio, the day is a time to sleep. At night, he works the graveyard shift at a high-speed photomat, with a girl named Jennie. One fateful night, a photo gets jammed in the machine, and Tokio finds himself looking. In his loneliness, he begins to steal photos of her, imagining that if he can collect enough photos, and move them around fast enough, he can animate her face with her soul. When Jennie discovers that Tokio has fallen in love with someone else, she calls the girl in to the photoshop. Tokio must confront the reality of his love, and in doing so, the pain from his past.