One Precious Life

Inspired by the true story of Jenny Smith, a legendary environmental activist who has planted over half a million trees, One Precious Life poetically documents Jenny's heroic journey to finding her life's purpose. As the founder of Community Carbon Trees, she addresses our climate crises by educating and empowering the next generation of world leaders.

  • Treyden Chiaravalloti
    Director
  • Treyden Chiaravalloti
    Writer
  • Nathan HIrschaut
    Producer
  • Jenny Smith
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 22, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Costa Rica
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Treyden Chiaravalloti

Treyden entered the entertainment industry at age 6, inspired by Gene Kelly and Bill Bojangles. While achieving a degree from The Juilliard School, Treyden worked as a director leading design teams with Juilliard's Innovation in the Arts Department. Treyden received the Juilliard Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Arts award, along with the President's Artist and Citizenship prize for contributions to the arts and community.

Fascinated with new media Treyden, has explored VR, MR, AR, and the cohabitation of neuroscience and A.I. on digital theatre pieces.
Creative projects which Treyden has written, directed, and produced include multimedia performances, installations, and films involving dance, drama, music, poetry, and visual video art.
Treyden has a BFA from The Juilliard School and is beginning a career in the film industry.

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Director Statement

In response to our current climate crisis, I felt a necessity to empower viewers with environmentalist Jenny Smith's story. In the film, Jenny speaks, "Listening to the trees, I learned how to believe.", encouraging the next generation of global citizens not to lose hope in the adaptability of our planet. She trusts that "Healing is the act of regeneration.". This belief drives her to teach youth about the interconnectivity of nature and the nature of us.

In 1937, Einstein wrote, “All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree.” This collective growth we move toward is answering the eternal question, what does it mean to be human? How religions, arts, and sciences in our global society work toward this question or lose sight of it, can be captured, preserved through a camera sensor, and projected for the betterment of civilizations to come. The call for global unification is the art movement of our time. My mission is to use cinema to answer this call.