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DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITOR
Sam Vladimirsky

PRODUCER
Susan Wallner

FEATURING
Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Stephen Szmed

SOUND DESIGNER
Tricia Cenit

YEAR
2021

In the studio of Philadelphia-based artists Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib, the Pine Barrens forest has been condensed and transplanted to a terrarium no larger than 12 cubic feet.

A Tim Burton-esque landscape of pines, shrubs, ferns, moss, fungus and carnivorous plants is reflected infinitely in the terrarium's mirrored walls and captured with a motion-controlled camera and specialized macro lens that dramatically shift the scale and perspective of this miniature landscape. Hironaka & Suib transform this microcosmic film set into the home of chimeric forest dwellers who consider themes of precarity, mutualism and collaborative survival.