FELL is based on one paragraph within Joy Williams' novel "The Changeling", but to me this small paragraph carries great weight. A woman discovers the pups her dog has birthed possess incomprehensible powers; they can change from animal to human form. Preferring the children over the dogs, she does what she believes will make it impossible for them to change back to their animal-selves. Only later, when it is too late, does she begin to understand the tenuous grasp she had over their magic. My intention in creating FELL is to illustrate and speak to the prevailing illusion throughout the human consciousness that the natural world exists for our interests alone. Like the fables of the past, this cautionary tale aims to entertain while illuminating aspects of the self and society that require reflection.
A film by Berry Hatfield & Lisa Joyce
Plant loving Virginia inherits a struggling syrup farm and discovers that the trees have mysterious sensual powers. Determined to prove herself and save the forest, she revives the farm yet alienates those around her in the process. In order to salvage her relationships and do right by the trees, Virginia must let go of false dreams and learn to trust the unknowable.