Private Project


A unique friendship is formed between a friendly tree and a very shy flower as they witness a new romance blooming between a young human couple.

  • Devan Shae Sylvester
  • Devan Sylvester
  • Christianna Cade Wolaridge
  • Toby Hernandez
  • Lacey Tomson
    Key Cast
    "The Girl"
  • Kot Takahashi
    Key Cast
    "The Boy"
  • Larry Oblander
    Key Cast
    "The Tree"
  • Nakoa Woods
    Assistant Director
  • Roo Joaquin
    Director of Photography
  • Joshua Anthony Gibbons
    Assistant Camera
  • Yvonne Bantum
    Gaffer/Key Grip
  • Noah Wuollet
  • Devan Sylvester
  • Quinn Kelly
    Assistant Editor
  • Josh Greenfield
  • Rory Weber
    Sound Recordist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    600 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Black Magic Cinema Camera 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Devan Shae Sylvester

My name is Devan Sylvester and I am a recent college graduate from Cal State Monterey Bay. I spent the last three and a half years studying Cinematic Arts and Technology/Film here.

​I am an aspiring filmmaker interested mainly in cinematography or editing, but I appreciate all aspects of film and photography.

​Along with writing, directing, and editing my first official film "Bloom", I have worked on many other projects with a wide variety of people and equipment throughout my time at CSUMB.

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Director Statement

I’ve always been intrigued by seeing things from unique perspectives. When I was younger, I used to imagine that trees had thoughts and were always watching people go by, so I thought it would be an interesting idea to have a natural, earthy being observing a human relationship develop over the course of Summer and what that point of view would be like.

I am also very interested in the way that different types of relationships are formed and how each one is different. Following a young, charming couple and their playful dog, the tree's unique voice and perspective will warm the hearts of all audiences.