After producing a run of podcast episodes that analyze every episode of the new season of Twin Peaks, our film making friends at House By The Video Store were inspired to make a David Lynch inspired short film. Twin Trees is the title of the project, and it was shot partially on location on a scenic hiking trail somewhere in Oregon. The movie absolutely has a Lynchian vibe to it as it relies heavily on classic Twin Peaks iconography including a scene in what appears to be The Black Lodge.
What’s Twin Trees about? According to writer/director William Capps, “A young woman comes across a strange mystery deep within the woods.” After a few viewings, I’m a bit unsure of how to interpret this short flick, but I do love the gorgeous scenery that only the Pacific Northwest can provide, and I appreciate the Christmas twist. Tis the season, amiright?
Watch Twin Trees below:
The short was written by, and stars, Julie Streble and William Capps. William Capps directed, and Sean Blevins provided assistance shooting one of the sequences. It was shot partially on an iPhone (all of the outdoor scenes), and is available to watch in 4K. The iPhone sequences were captured in 4K using the Filmic Pro app, and the other cameras used were a Panasonic G7 and GH4. The film uses the song “I Knew a Guy” by Kevin MacLeod.