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