Touching and Imaginative Sci-Fi Short - THE TREEHOUSE
"The Treehouse" tells the stirring story of a 12-year-old boy who just lost his mom. He meets a little girl in his time of mourning who introduces herself as an alien, and she tells him that her spaceship can help find his mom. The short was directed by Sam Shapson from a script written by A.J. Sheeran, and it's really quite a beautiful and sweet story. They managed to raise $5,000 on Kickstarter to make the film, and here's what the director had to say about it:
"The Treehouse is a story very close to me (me being the writer (the writer being A.J. Sheeran)). My childhood was a battle between two opposing forces: My desire to fit in and my desire to be a rebellious outcast. Hence, the characters: Matt, the boy who wants blend with the crowd, and Angela, the girl who keeps to herself because the crowd has pushed her out. This story is about these two very different kids coming together and finding out that they have more in common than they thought.
"Matt is twelve years old and has just lost his mother. Without a clue what to do now, he plops himself down on the lawn and stares up at the clouds. He is approached by Angela, who introduces herself as an alien. She tells Matt that she has a space ship hidden up in her tree house, which they can take to a far away planet where lost spirits reside."
I hope you enjoy the film.