The Champion Tree

After surviving a near-fatal car accident, Hannah is in the process of recovering her memory. Blake, her loyal best friend, is determined to help Hannah heal. Hannah and Blake have always been secretly in love with each other, even though neither of them have confessed their feelings to one another. Blake takes Hannah to their favorite childhood spot in an attempt to assist with her memory retrieval. While at their childhood spot, Blake surprises Hannah with a life changing announcement. Although both of them want to preserve their friendship, they knowingly embrace adulthood upon realizing they have grown apart.

  • Lindsay Arends
  • Lindsay Arends
  • Lindsay Arends
  • Lindsay Arends
    Key Cast
    First String II, True Jackson VP
  • Erik Franklin
    Key Cast
    Revenge of the Lost, Spiderman 4: Fan Film
  • David Comeaux
    Director of Photography
    Cry Havoc, Hopped Up
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 5, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Lindsay Arends

Hi! My name is Lindsay. I come from an acting background, and I am venturing into directing and producing.
I'm originally from Illinois, but I have lived in seven states (you will have to ask me to find out which ones). I love making movies and connecting with different types of people across the globe. I'm a huge book and art nerd, and I'm deeply inspired by philosophical movies.

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Director Statement

My primary mission in life is to create films that are truly inclusive, as well as explore the complexities of life and relationships.