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The Sovereignty of an American Houseplant

Earl is a young houseplant who had accepted his lot in life. Enter Margaret, an educated plant, who is hellbent on showing Earl his true potential.

  • Sam Brandes
  • Sam Brandes
  • Sam Brandes
  • Quinn Bennett
    Key Cast
  • Rhys Carr
    Key Cast
  • Douglas Wertz
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Existentialist, Fantasy, Plant
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 27, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    15 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Ohio Universty
Director Biography - Sam Brandes

Sam's been making movies and whatnot since childhood. Now they're here. What next, you ask? Good question...

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Director Statement

I made The Sovereignty of an American Houseplant in quarantine for my first year final project in film school. Production was just me, with a parent pulling focus occasionally. It's a pretty simple story about finding your own path in life, even if it means plummeting to your death from the dining room table (spoilers).