Over a year ago, we ran a story on a gorgeous indie vampire flick called Night Kaleidoscope. It was immediately apparent that director Grant McPhee was able to achieve far beyond what most would expect from such a modest budget and resources, and the film didn’t disappoint. Check it out if you haven’t already. But now McPhee is at it once again, and this time he’s looking to push the boundaries of independent film making even further with FAR FROM THE APPLE TREE.

The team set up their own home-built film lab in order to create the highly stylized visuals of the movie, shooting on a wide variety of formats including: 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, home processing, betamax, Pixelvision and Red. All with no VFX being used. Beyond that, the flick looks downright intriguing as well. Go ahead and check out the debut trailer below, and let us know what you think. We’ll keep you updated with release details as they come our way.

We’d normally embed an image gallery below, but in this case, the filmmakers have posted a MASSIVE image gallery over on Flickr. You can check that out here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/149244538@N03/

Far From the Apple Tree stars Sorcha Groundsell (BBC’s Clique, Iona) as Judith, a struggling artist who lands her dream job of working for a renowned and sinister visual artist named Roberta Roslyn (Victoria Liddelle). Judith’s new job allows her the opportunity to view and catalogue Roberta’s work – archiving but learning her alchemical techniques as she delves deeper and deeper through her past. Through the work Judith discovers a secret left on the cutting room floor – a mysterious woman who looks very much like herself. The woman is revealed to be Roberta’s missing daughter Maddy, and who’s presence is still very much felt throughout each frame of the unraveling archive. Roberta informs her ‘That Maddy is coming home’.

As Judith becomes more engrossed in investigating the mystery of Maddy the more she starts to appear to take on a new persona, a persona which seems to be gaining her a new level of artistic inspiration. Judith is left with a difficult choice – should she stay and finally have her own art exhibition, promised to her by Roberta or should she leave and go back to her old life as a struggling nobody. A battle is being fought between her soul and the creative force which might destroy her but also lead her into the new life she has always dreamed about.