Bruised Fruit

Struggling to survive on the margins of society, two outcasts manage to build a beautiful friendship as they face loss and hardship.

  • Christopher Jarvis
  • Christopher Jarvis
  • Abigail Jaske
  • Alex Meitz
  • Zachary Jarvis
  • Matthew Beyer
  • Adam Fuller
  • Christopher Jarvis
  • Christopher Jarvis
  • Christopher Jarvis
  • Alex Meitz
    Key Cast
  • Sam Meier
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Hell's Half Mile Film Series
    Bay City, MI
    United States
    November 9, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Central Michigan International Film Festival
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
    United States
    February 8, 2020
    Audience Award Winner
  • Royal Starr International Film Festival
    Detroit, MI
    United States
    Best Michigan Short Film
Director Biography - Christopher Jarvis

Christopher Jarvis is a filmmaker and musician from Detroit, MI.

In 2017 he scored the VR film "If Not Love" that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

He’s done work for Ford, Discovery Channel, CBS, Tequila Herradura, Zurvita, Playground Detroit, Hip in Detroit, and more.

He has toured all over the country with his music and performed twice at the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit.

His music has been featured in Nylon, Urban Outfitters, The Line of Best Fit, My Old Kentucky Blog, Metro Times, The Detroit Free Press, and more.

His short films have screened at the historic Planet Ant Theater in Detroit, as well as Cinema Detroit.

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Director Statement

I set out to make a film about family. Not necessarily the family's we're born into, but the ones that we choose. How these relationships shape us and the worlds that we live in. Growing up without much family support, the support systems I've built through friends saved my life. We, the filmmakers, are these characters. Wether it's dealing with social or economic struggle, love and loss, discrimination, mental illness, we've all been there. As artists we're all trying to figure out our place in the world while still remaining true to ourselves, just like our characters are. Everyone involved in this film put so much of themselves into it and what we're left with is a film about friendship and support, above all else.