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 firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings.
Photos by: Foteini Christofilopoulou and Froud
Director & Choreographer: Rosie Heafford
Nina: Amarnah Amuludun
Kit: Keir Patrick
Deer: Mariana Camiloti
Owl: Takeshi Matsumoto
Filmmaker: Kate Flurrie
Deputy Director: Andy Manley
Music and Lyrics: Amir Shoenfeld
Costume and Props Design: Ben Pacey
Costume Maker: Rebecca Gunstone
Hair & Makeup: Rachel Porter
Deputy Hair & Makeup: Lois Morrow
Location Manager: Froud
Drone Operator: Fabian Pop
Audio Description: Willie 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!
Pavilion Dance South West
Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Canada
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.