This year, we’ve already seen two examples of filmmakers taking their short films and expanding them to feature length releases: the hugely acclaimed “Whiplash” from Damien Chazelle, and Shawn Christensen with “Before I Disappear.” And now, director Diego Ongaro is hoping to weave similar success with “Bob And The Trees.” He’s headed to the Sundance Film Festival next month to premiere the film.
Based on his 2010 short of the same name, the film is led by Bob Tarasuk, playing a 50 year-old logger who is struggling to make ends meet in the ever changing economy. When his cow gets mysteriously wounded and his job takes a turn for the worst, his darker personality rises to the surface. In this exclusive clip, we can see Bob trying to defend the ownership of a business that doesn’t seem to be amounting to much.
“Bob And The Trees” will screen in the Next section of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival this coming January.