Earthy Encounters is a short family action-adventure film in the vein of the Amblin films of old. It is about a 16-year-old boy who believes he can save his terminally ill brother with an ancient, sentient plant he’s unearthed in the garden centre he works at.

Funded by Creative England and BFI as part of their ‘emerging talent’ scheme, the film stars FIONN O’SHEA (Handsome Devil, Siege of Jadotville) and  JESSICA BARDEN (The Lobster, Far from the Madding Crowd).

Some of the film industry’s finest and brightest contributed to the film’s production, including award-winning puppeteers ANDY HEATH and IESTYN EVANS (The Muppets Most Wanted, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and renowned stunt coordinator JAMES O’DONNELL (Kick Ass, The Hobbit, Allied).

Lensed by cinematographer EBEN BOLTER (BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2016, iBoy, Mum’s List), the film was shot on the Arri Alexa 65 – the first short film ever to do so. The exact camera used was most recently on Star Wars: Rogue One.