CROOKED LAEVES GREW ON TREES

2017

A 5S Visual Content production.

In order to treat her social media addiction, a photographer attempts the impossible: to capture a close-up of the horizon.

Laeves (purposely misspelled) is a short psychological drama influenced by Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solyaris, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Double and pretty much anything “Lynchian”.

It’s a mind-bending  cautionary tale about a world that has disassociated from reality in favour of a digital fantasy, about an invisible disease disguised as an accepted, about a blackhole where identity and individuality is sacrificed for a homogenous society of uniform likes, wants and needs.

This is a story about social media.

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Editor

Co-Producer: Kacim Steets
Associate Producers: Samuel Armin, Jordana Lajoie
Director of Photography: Kacim Steets
Visual Effects: Samuel Armin
Sound Designers: Sylvain Bellemare, Paul Lucien Col
Composer: Leon Bolier

Starring:
Jordana Lajoie
Howard Rosenstein
Mizing Mwinga
Callayna Bajer
Ellis Arch
Sienna Mazzone
Evy Kartus-Solomon

 

WINNER | L.A. Shorts Awards – Best Film (September 2017)
SEMI-FINALIST | Los Angeles CineFest (2017)
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Berlin Motion Picture Festival (2017)
OFFICIAL SELECTION | Social Political Short Film Festival (2018)


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