Tree of Live

Directed by Mike Hermosa

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Tree of Life

Directed by Mike Hermosa
Narrative Short
United States | 10 min | 2023

A mushroom tripping camp counselor tells a rhyming, Earth conscious fable, regarding two woodland nymphs and their encounter with two country poachers.

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“Tree of Life” is a whimsical short that gives nod to classic fables and fantasy stories. As the director, my focus was to maintain the integrity of the script and create a fun, magical world where Humans and Nymphs can co-exist. We utilized VFX to add a magical twist to the narrative, which enhanced the comedic elements of the film. We also worked closely with our talented cast to ensure that the dialogue flowed smoothly, allowing it to inform our camera movements and capture the essence and fun cadence of the story.

Ultimately, “Tree of Life” is a reminder that we all have a role to play in protecting our planet. By using humor and magic, we hope to inspire viewers to take action towards preserving our environment, while also providing them with a few laughs.

Tree of Life - Poster

Tree of Life - Mike HermosaMike Hermosa

Mike Hermosa was raised in Turlock, CA and graduated from Turlock High School. Upon graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and served two tours of duty in the Middle East during Operation Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. He’s a producer, director and co-owner of Wild7Films.

Film Information

Director: Mike Hermosa
Country:  United States
Year: 2023
Language: English
Runtime: 10 min
Rated:  PG-13


Writer: Markie Farnsley
Producer:  Markie Farnsley, Brenden Hubbard
Cinematography: Bryan Koss
Editor: Paul Rowe
Music: Mark Hapka

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