A month ago I did a post called “What Not To Watch” and I talked about an awful film called 11-11-11. I chose to write a small post on it because I didn’t want to waste my time writing 800-1000 words on a piece of cinematic garbage. So where does this installment come into play? Well, the “film” I was asked (very kindly) to review is only fifteen minutes long; which is rather hard to write an entire post on. So, I am going to talk about where the film (Treevenge) came from and how I felt about it. I am posting the film as well, so you can indulge in the holiday spirit with me.
Treevenge is essentially showing pine trees being sold into slavery (people’s homes) by lumberjacks. The pine trees are shown as having families and emotions as they are being raped from their land. This short film is a change of perspective and makes you see the humans as monsters, rather than loving familes looking to SPRUCE up their festivities.
Treevenge is the brainchild of Jason Eisener and Rob Cotterill. This short film was created after Yer Dead Productions was able to get the Hobo With A Shotgun trailer in the Grindhouse films. During their spare time, the team shot ideas around for Treevenge. The film was shot in 2008 and was released in the same year. Treevenge was shown at various festivals and received several accolades. Of course this success only lead to a bigger push for the company to actually make Hobo.
There is not much to sell you on. Just watch it. It’s delightfully silly and makes for a very entertaining fifteen minutes. There is HOBO-ness all throughout, including the theme music and the camera shots. I also think the trees are speaking Ewok…..