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Beyond the Trees

Who do you reach out to when you're drowning?

Blurring the lines between imagination and reality, Beyond the Trees, explores the ways in which we map out our own inner geography; defining our sense of identity by walking along well travelled, yet often destructive paths.

Using the imagery of the bathtub, this film taps into the sense of feeling out of place in our own homes and our own bodies. And it connects with the most intimate of our behaviours, and the rituals and spaces that we associate with our vulnerable self.

But most importantly it offers the possibility of deviation - of going off course, of finding joy in unexpected places, and finding salvation in the arms of those we hold most dear.

  • Fiona Leonard
  • Fiona Leonard
  • Teya Quarmyne
    Key Cast
  • Ludmilla Schemak
    Key Cast
  • Kelly Burke
    Key Cast
  • Susanne Diesner
  • Nyani Quarmyne
  • Augustin Gressier
    Composer and Sound Editor
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    4 minutes 28 seconds
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    July 22, 2021
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    8,000 USD
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Director Biography - Fiona Leonard

Fiona Leonard is an Australian playwright, author and filmmaker. Her plays have been performed in six countries and in two languages.

In 2020 she was commissioned to create a work for the Reading Fringe Festival UK, supported by Arts Council of England. That multi-disciplinary piece - Love, Sex and Zombies - premiered at the Reading Fringe Festival in 2020. In 2021 two of her short plays premiered in Australia and a full length work - Joy on the Brink of the Abyss - premiered in Germany.

She has lived in seven countries on four continents and is currently based in Düsseldorf, Germany where she runs a theatre company - Blue Goat Theatre - which she established in 2018.

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