Story & Actress
Julia L. RosengrenRead Full Bio
Director & Writer
Englishman Paul Davis came on board for LEAVES, as screenwriter and director, after working on a film with Julia.
Paul became aware of Julia's great affection and affinity for trees. Up until then he had felt the same way about trees that most people do, yet after hearing her perspective on things, where she is coming from, it becomes impossible to ignore.Read Bio
Original Song Written by
Original Song Performed by
James RosengrenRead Full Bio
An academic woman in Texas becomes concerned when a massive red oak close to her cottage seems to be ailing, though she isn’t sure why it bothers her so much.
At the same time, in her small cottage, her attention to her work is distracted by news reports she sees and hears. They tell in graphic terms of the out-of-control forest fires up and down the West Coast. Her attention is further pulled in the direction of other stories about the worsening conditions of the world’s rainforests which she discovers are disappearing at the astounding rate of 200,000 acres a day. Suddenly such stories are all she seems to hear and see on the radio or television or on her computer.
But when she hears/sees a science report about how trees actually communicate with each other, she begins to realize there may be a connection between her tree and what she is learning from the news. She begins to recall a strong connection she herself has with that tree and allows that connection to regrow…..