Private Project

The Burning Tree

Mark Keller (Adam Wahlberg) has made the choice to spend the day hiking in the local woods with his son Evan (Cole Geissler). However, as Mark’s discomposure reaches its' breaking point, the hidden truths behind the hike are exposed that reveal a much more grim and heart-rending intent.

  • Keith Chamberlain
    The Friend of My Friend is Apparently Not My Friend
  • Frank Juchniewicz
    Dig, Diaries
  • Keith Chamberlain
    The Friend of My Friend is Apparently Not My Friend
  • Adam Wahlberg
    Key Cast
  • Cole Geissler
    Key Cast
    Arisen, Common Grounds
  • Philip Jacobson
    Key Cast
  • Kyle Harter
  • David Kappler
    Fight Valley, 100 Degrees of Hell
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 20, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • 21-Day Film Competition (Project Twenty1)
    Philadelphia, PA
    October 6, 2014
    North American Premiere
    Best Cinematography
  • The Brightside Tavern Short Film Fest
    Jersey City, NJ
    March 8, 2015
    New Jersey Premiere
    Best Director of a Dramatic Short
  • Hang Onto Your Shorts Film Festival
    Asbury Park, NJ
    April 19, 2015
    Best NJ Short Drama Film
  • PopUp Anthology
    Trenton, NJ
    United States
    April 7, 2017
Director Biography - Keith Chamberlain

Keith Chamberlain is a New Jersey-based filmmaker who strives to tell complex stories and whose work has screened at festivals throughout the country and abroad. His work includes "The Friend of My Friend is Apparently Not My Friend", "The Burning Tree" and the web series, "Herrings" He is also a producer of the wrestling documentary "The Flying Greek".

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Director Statement

Filmed on an micro-low budget, this timely award-winning short film carries messages both plausibly and painfully relevant to the modern issues we face in today’s society.