A story about how profoundly painful, difficult and necessary it is to accept the death of a loved one.
When tree surgeon Laura discovers her twin’s memorial oak is dying, she returns to their childhood home where she must repair bonds with her brother Joe before she can move on.
The Arborist is a semi-autobiographical film from writer/director Clare Sturges that recreates a personal history that is both real and imaginary, drawing on the experience of losing a twin and placing it in a fictional context.
Director/Writer: Clare Sturges
Producer: Hannah Thomas
Executive Producers: Kimberley Warner, Christina Macaulay
Cast: Catrin Stewart, Rhodri Meilir
Location: Gower, Pontypridd
Produced through Ffilm Cymru and BFI Network’s Beacons scheme in association with BBC Cymru Wales
Producer: Keiran McGaughey
Cinematography: Christopher Jacobi
Production Company: Like An Egg Productions
Length: 14 mins
Format: VOD (BBC iPlayer)