Trellis & Vine

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood as Trellis, elderly and dependent on her cane, tends her rose garden. Without warning a even "elderlier" neighbor grabs a pot of her roses and takes off running! An unconventional chase ensues with unexpected results for Trellis and her thieving neighbor, Vine.

  • Arden Teresa Lewis
    Director
  • Arden Teresa Lewis
    Writer
  • A.T. Lewis
    Producer
  • Linda Rand, Lee Meriwether
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Family
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 14, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    HD 1080p
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
Director Biography - Arden Teresa Lewis

Arden Teresa Lewis – Director - has worked as a playwright and director in NYC, and in LA. She is currently directing to great reviews, "The Night Forlorn, or Waitin' on Godsford" by Steve Nevil, starring Jim Beaver of Supernatural, J. Downing of Viper, and Leslie Caveny of "Penelope" at theatrewest.org. Her documentary film, "Without Incident" - A Civil Rights integration story - is currently in production with AT Lewis Films and Bag O' Bones Collective. See GoFundme.com/withoutincident for more info. She received the Lilian Nesburn Award from the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild for her play, "Grandma Good" and was a semi-finalist for the Jane Chambers Award with her play, "Baby Dreams". Baby Dreams starred Veanne Cox and was published in Theatre Communications Guild Magazine. Her play, Little Rhonda, was produced at Theatre Geo and is part of the Audrey Skirbal Kenis Theatre Archives at the Los Angeles Central Library. Her work appears in two anthologies: Scenes For Women By Women and Even More Monologues For Women By Women – Tori Haring Smith/Heinemann Press. She holds a BA in theatre from UCLA. She co-produced Jim Beaver’s acclaimed VERDIGRIS at TW in 2015. She has directed several of Garry Michael Kluger’s plays in WESTFEST 2014 and 2015 and has been chosen by Theatre West to direct their Writers in Residence Production and Best of Workshop productions. Her short films, "Breaking In"(screenwriter) "Monday's Child"(writer, director, producer) and "Trellis & Vine" (Writer, director, producer) have earned numerous Laurels from London to Long Beach.

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Director Statement

Translating my theatre ideas, stories and whimsies into film has become the new journey. Like walking into an ancient forest and finding a beam of light full of fairies and phantoms in the darkness. Creating AT Lewis Films to work on passion projects like "Without Incident", a Civil Rights story from my own childhood, is empowering. Creating the team to get the interviews has been a wonderment. Collaboration with like minds is the key to success. With that philosophy, the storyboards in my brain are becoming realities.