Risking injury and incarceration, an environmental activist disrupts the clear-cutting of an ancient redwood grove by sitting on a tiny platform a hundred feet up in the tree canopy. Already three years into the tree-sit when filming begins, AMONG GIANTS blends vérité cinematography with intimate personal reflection to create a vivid picture of life in the trees and the unwavering dedication of the activists.
This film was shot and edited in 2011, and a year later, the tree-sit ended as a victory for the tree-sitters (indybay.org/newsitems/2012/06/26/18716373.php) As of 2013, negotiations are still underway for the sale of the land, and the exact acreage is still being determined.
Huge thanks to "Farmer," "Bingmouse," "Amanita," and the rest of the tree-sitters for allowing us to live with them and film their story. Learn more about their work, donate, and see what they're up to now: efhumboldt.org
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Best Drama at Magnolia Independent Film Festival 2013
Winner Audience Choice at Bermuda international film festival 2013
Audience Choice at Lowcountry Shorts Fest 2013
Best Short Film at Shnit International Film Festival
Best Short Film at Fingal International Film Festival
Best Short Film at Brantford International Film Festival
Best Short Film at Crystal Palace International Film Festival
Best at Festival at Crystal Palace International Film Festival
Zinebi, London Short Film, Brooklyn, Hoboken, Rochester, London Independent and Emmetaler Filmtage.
‘This Is Vanity’ is the dark and tragic tale of a tiring mother who struggles to protect both herself and her disabled teenage daughter from the continual attacks of local adolescents. Repeatedly rebuffed and frustrated by the authorities, she ultimately turns to a far greater power than can be found on her failing human plane.
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Chicago has many truly great buildings. It sits firmly on the map of global architecture and is the birthplace of the skyscraper. Creating a short video about just five great buildings is doing this city a massive disservice, as there are many and this is simply my thoughts. I hope you enjoy it. I loved creating it.
Creative and Animation: Al Boardman (alboardman.com)
Music: Vimeo Music "Prelude No. 3" by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.com)
Sound design: Noted in its absence!