The Arborist


When tree surgeon Laura discovers her twin sister’s commemorative oak is dying, she returns to their childhood home seeking the threads of connection. Here she must repair broken bonds with her estranged brother Joe before she can say goodbye to Eloise. Clare Sturges is an award-winning director drawn to intimate stories that speak to our shared humanity. In 2015 Clare won the BAFTA Cymru Breakthrough Award for her documentary Sexwork Love & Mr Right. In 2016 she won the BAFTA Cymru Short Film Award for My Brief Eternity, in collaboration with Like An Egg, which was nominated for awards at London Short Film Festival and the UK Film Festival. My Brief Eternity was longlisted for a British Independent Film Award in 2016 and the EE BAFTA for British Short Film 2017. The Arborist is her first narrative drama.


Director / Writer: Clare Sturges
Filming Location: Gower, Pontypridd
Cast: Catrin Stewart, Rhodri Meilir


Producer: Keiran McGaughey
Production Company: Like An Egg Productions


Length: 14.30
Language: English
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Cert: Un-certified


Date: 2020

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