Night Tree Films For Ages: 3-7

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Every year, in the middle of winter, we go into the forest to find our tree. Our special tree. We bundle up so we’re warm, with hats, gloves, shoes and coats. We travel through the trees. Among the leaves and muddy puddles. Listening to the birds sing. And watching for animals.

Come into the woods and dance as we go on a gentle, sensory journey through the beautiful wintery forest to find a very special tree…

Squidge through mud, sip hot chocolate, and play amongst the pines!

Night Tree is a magical two-part film based on Eve Bunting’s book of the same name.

The films can be accompanied by downloadable print-at-home interactive sensory activities for all the family to enjoy together.

Audio description and captioned versions are available. You can view the audio described trailer here

The films are available for bookings (including streaming, indoor and outdoor screenings and for schools). Please download the pack below for more information and contact for bookings.


Photos by: Foteini Christofilopoulou and Froud

Creative Team

Director & Choreographer: Rosie Heafford 

Nina: Amarnah Amuludun 

KitKeir Patrick 

Deer: Mariana Camiloti 

Owl: Takeshi Matsumoto 

Filmmaker: Kate Flurrie 

Deputy Director: Andy Manley 

Music and Lyrics: Amir Shoenfeld 

Costume and Props DesignBen Pacey 

Costume Maker: Rebecca Gunstone 

Hair & Makeup: Rachel Porter 

Deputy Hair & Makeup: Lois Morrow 

Location Manager: Froud

Drone OperatorFabian Pop 

Audio DescriptionWillie Elliott 

Creative Captions: Johnny Luu 

Illustrations: Karin Eklund 

Executive Producer: Claire Summerfield at Tandem Works 

Producer: Olive Kane  

Participation Producer: Sonya Mould 

Access Worker for Rosie Heafford: Lauryn Pinard 

Photography: Foteini Christofilopoulou 

A special thank you to Mark Austin – location finder! 


Previous Screenings


  • Pavilion Dance South West
  • Manitoba Theatre for Young People
  • Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois, USA
  • De Moines Performing Arts, USA
  • Clemens Center, Elmira, USA
  • Sadlers Wells


  • New Victory

There is a sense of magic in the air across these short films as they meet first a curious, graceful deer, then a haughty, imperious owl. The wonders of the forest through sound and movement are shown in a delightful way.

Lou Reviews

The duo are infectiously excited to be among the trees, and clever camerawork highlights aspects of the experience to draw viewers into a world of squelching mud, crunching leaves, warm hot chocolate and glancing torchlight after dark.

The Upcoming

A beautiful film exploring the life of a woodland, Night Tree has a captivating musical score, which sets the scene perfectly with brilliant audio description and captions. It will be filling everyone with wonder.

The Shouting Mute

Commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West 

With thanks to Arts Council England, Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, Surrey County Council and the Join Our Journey Expert Panel.  

Based on NIGHT TREE by Eve Bunting, illustrated by Ted Rand. Text copyright © 1991 by Eve Bunting. Adapted by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.