04/30/10 • "The tree and I: irons vs. woods" readied for the Rainforest Project
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The tree and I: irons vs. woods is a 30-second public service announcement video recently submitted to the Films for the Forest contest, sponsored by the Rainforest Project. In it, a wayward golfer encounters one tree after another directly in his flight path and finds himself in desperate need of a solution. As it turns out, the logical resolution is a little more than he bargained for.

"We saw the golfer's plight as a metaphor for any individual's first reaction when he encounters a tree that's 'in the way,' " said Chic Bain, who collaborated on the project. "We hope our efforts encourage more people to take a long look at the ramifications of the urge to cut first and ask questions later."

The film was scripted, shot and edited in a little more than 48 hours. Contest winners are expected to announced by May 10, 2010.


first place Public Service Announcement Rainforest Partnership's International Films for the Forest