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For my grandfather Avery Catlin (1924 - 2011) and my grandmother Edith Catlin.

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Moving A Tree premiered at (e)merge Art Fair in Washington, DC in 2011. The video and accompanying installation won the SCOPE Foundation prize and were featured at SCOPE Miami Art Fair the same year. Moving A Tree was selected in the shorts program at the 2012 Virginia Film Festival.


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The first trailer:
The second trailer:

Moving a Tree is a short video by Avery Lawrence
Camera and Direction: Ross McDermott
Additional Camera: Kai Crowe-Getty -
and Nemanja Cetic
Score: Cleek Schrey -
and Coogan Brennan -

Special Thanks to: Edith Catlin, Avery Catlin, Nemanja Cetic, Heiner Contemporary, Emily Nelson, Mark van Yahres, Kadeem Bell, Mike van Yahres, Peggy van Yahres, Maisie Osteen, Marie Schacht, Van Yahres Tree Service, Van der Linde Crane Services, Charlottesville Wrecker Company, Ivy Material Utilization Center, Cameron Hu, Fran and Winx Lawrence

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