Dear tree, please don’t spill on our grave.
Director: Jonne Covers
Country of origin: Sweden
Country of Filming: Netherlands
Film Language: English
Category: 2021 No-Budget Short Film (budget under $3k USD)
‘Dear tree, please don’t spill on our grave.’ tells a short story about the history of humankind. In an attempt to make sense of it all, the film origins from a somewhat dry research to ‘how did we get here?’ and ‘what is that ‘here’ anyway?’. Of course this lead to nothing but more questions. So here is a clunky film about adventurous Anna, who lives in a toilet, and who accidentally throws herself a surprise party.
Jonne Covers is a choreographer, contemporary dance teacher and film maker from the Netherlands, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is educated within the performing arts field, she has a bachelor in Dance in Education from ArtEZ (NL) and a master in Contemporary Performative Arts from Högskolan för Scen och Musik (SE).
In her work, Jonne specializes in bringing art forms together. She has been collaborating with many musicians, composers, writers and actors. In 2016 she fell in love with the medium of film when she created her first dance film ‘Amuse’, in collaboration with director Ivo van Aart. In the spring of 2021 her second dance film ‘Dear tree, please don’t spill on our grave.’ started it’s festival tour with a premiere at Cinedans FEST (NL). Jonne currently has her focus on developing her next film ‘Six Fat Men’.
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