Forest Trees

Written and Read

by

Belinda Lees

Production Support by

Laura Owen & John Finnegan

 

"It's not your fight, is it."

An Australian Constable, who is blamed for ruining the life of a young activist, tries to redeem himself by helping her fight to save a sacred Birthing Tree from destruction. Her presence, however, ignites buried war memories and unsettled family conflicts, which threaten his stability.

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Written by

John Finnegan

Read by

Ruth Hayes

Production Support by

Marcus Armstrong & Michela Cortese

Special Thanks

Oisin Mac Coille

 

"You're going to have to let this go"

An ageing criminal, Finbarr Delaney, must return to his home in Galway to bury his estranged brother and settle his affairs. However, old friends looking for their share and a 30-year-old investigation threaten Finbarr’s retirement plans.

Part 1 | The Parish
00:00 / 34:16
Part 2 | The Parish
00:00 / 36:05
Part 3 | The Parish
00:00 / 26:26
Part 4 | The Parish
00:00 / 32:08
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Written by

John Finnegan

Read by

Rhi Wynn

Production Support by

Mat Owen

Special Thanks

Michela Cortese

 

"Starvation makes monsters of us all"

A gritty portrayal of life in a region devastated by radioactive fallout. Set ten years after an environmental disaster, it follows two sisters who survive on their late grandmother’s farm. When the farm is raided by poachers, and their prized mare is stolen, they embark on a treacherous journey to find those responsible.

Part 1 | At the Crossing
00:00 / 39:21
Part 2 | At the Crossing
00:00 / 40:40
Part 3 | At the Crossing
00:00 / 32:08
Part 4 | At the Crossing
00:00 / 41:45
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Written by

Marcus Armstrong

Read by

Marcus Armstrong

 

"I'm sick of being weak."

In the wake of a horrendous car accident, Chris finds his life torn apart as his mind struggles to comprehend what he has seen. As the dreams and flashbacks intensify, he isolates himself from those he loves; not realizing that the demons are not around him, they are within.

Part 1 | Local Hero
00:00 / 42:07
Part 2 | Local Hero
00:00 / 33:59
Part 3 | Local Hero
00:00 / 27:34
Part 4 | Local Hero
00:00 / 29:27
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Written by

Max Gee

Read by

Max Gee

Production Support by

Jo Tyler

 

"What is Your Purpose?"

As humanity comes to an end, leaving robots to follow their programming to eternity, one forestry robot experiences an emotional awakening and gains a new perspective on its world.

Written for research, this screenplay explores what it means to be human through a blending of Japanese and British storytelling techniques, developed during the 2015 Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Summer Fellowship.

Part 1 | Hydrangea
00:00 / 27:43
Part 2 | Hydrangea
00:00 / 27:28