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The Apple Tree


A grieving mother, unable to escape the past, is locked in grief for the loss of her son. When her estranged sister arrives unexpectedly on her doorstep, she slams the door in her face. However, her sister’s arrival takes them both back to the time of the boy’s tragic death in a car accident and the fateful events that led to it. Another shadowy presence is at work too and it is time for change. While the mother blames her sister for revealing the secret of the boy’s birth and thus driving him to his death, the boy himself, from beyond the grave, plays a part in bringing the two sisters together. And the sister’s revelation of what really happened brings an emotional reconciliation between them, as well as peace for the spirit of the boy.




Information for the Audience: 

The Apple Tree is a short independently funded drama dealing with issues of family secrets, grief and redmeption.

Screenings / Awards: 

The Apple Tree Film:

2017 Official Selection Short to the Point Film Festival

2017 Winner Platinum Award, International Film Festival Women, Social Issues, Zero Discrimination

2016 Winner, Best Foreign Short Film Mediterranean Film Festival at Cannes

2016 Official Selection Women’s Only Entertainment Festival

2016 WSTL Award of Merit Winner

2016 Semi-finalist at Moondance International Film Festival.

The Apple Tree screenplay:

2013 – a semi- finalist in the KCWIFT Short Screenplay contest.

2010 – short-listed by the Moondance International Film Festival.


Directed by: 
Frances Edmond
Writing credits: 
Frances Edmond
Beth Catherine Downes Lesley Darien Takle Darren Oscar Wilson Neighbour Bruce Phillips
Produced by: 
Jane Sherning Warren
Music by: 
John Gibson
Cinematography by: 
Simon Raby
Film Editing by: 
Roger Grant
Casting by: 
Frances Edmond
Art Direction by: 
Rick Cave
Set Decoration by: 
Rick Cave
Costume Design by: 
Rachel Elspeth-Elder
Makeup Department: 
Celeste Strewe
Production Management: 
Ramon de Trincheria
Other crew: 
Crew: Writer/Director Frances Edmond Producer: Jane Sherning Warren Director of Photography Simon Raby Sound Recordist Denby Strange Sound Designer John McKay Editor Roger Grant Composer John Gibson Musicians John Gibson – Piano Matt Tui – Cello Production Manager Ramon de Trincheria 1st Assistant Director Tony Forster Art Department Rick Cave Hair/Makeup Celeste Strewe Wardrobe Rachel Elspeth-Elder Camera Assistant/Data Megan Potter Lighting Assistant Andrew Rothville Stills Lane Worrall Mastering RPM Pictures Digital Colourist Peter Barrett Editing Conbrio Media Ltd
Release Date: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
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