The latest short from Woodenbull Films, Flowers From Venables follows Julian and Lily, who coincidentally meet the same day their mutual friend is performing a play later that night. Through spending the day talking, laughing, and trying new things, they realize their connection goes beyond a typical new friendship. After the performance, they must decide the fate of their new bond, and end their day by making a choice of comfort or risk new love. How do you decide if something or someone is worth risking what you already have?
Cast & Key Crew
Hayden John Woodhead
Director of Photography
Flowers from Venables was shared with me by my friends Lou Ticzon and Eryka Alanna - a beautiful and intimate story about how they met. I was immeditately struck by the honesty and vulnerability of the script. It poses the simple, age-old question of love against duty.
Often, short films try to do too much in too short of a time. I was excited to be a part of the storytelling process in this show, because it’s a script that is very much contained within its own compelling story, while speaking to a relatable and universal theme.
I saw my role in this film as mostly a facilitator - as the actors were the co-producers and co-writers on the show-and because I had a great working relationship with them both already, I was simply creating a playground for our artists on-screen and creative keys off-screen to bring this story to life, under a vision that was grounded in the intimate and delicate nature of the story.