Between the Trees

A girl's obsession leads to fatal consequences


Obsessed with a young dancer, Alive silently stalks in the shadows, hoping to one day be able to finally open up and say what’s in her heart. While watching her dance beautifully during a dance rehearsal, Alive decides today is the day.


Between the Trees was created for the Phoenix Comic Con Film Festival Challenge, where it premiered in the Top Ten, placed in the Top Five, and walked away with "Best Use of Music". This silent film is narrated by the music itself, telling a story that calls upon Phantom of the Opera and Black Swan.




Jerome Indie Film & Music Fest, AZ Forbidden Films: Jerome, AZ.

August 6, 2015 7pm


Between the Trees Winter Kane Sara Jackson
Between the Trees Michaela Ivey Sara Jackson Film Festival Awards Phoenix Arizona Tucson

2015 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival Awards: Winning films present diverse styles

William Pierce June 2, 2015


A young woman (Michaela Ivey) dances a tribute to life, while death literally lurks just around the corner in "Between The Trees" directed by Winter Kane. One of ten Short Film Challenge films screened during the 2015 Phoenix Comicon Film Festival.


(This will be updated)


Phoenix Comic Con Film Festival Challenge May 29, 2015

Phoenix, AZ. Top Ten, Best Use of Music


The Loft Cinema's First Friday Shorts August 7, 2015

Tucson, AZ.


The Boonies International Film Festival August 19-22, 2015

Warren, PA.


Private Screening & Art Show August 28, 2015

Tucson, AZ.


AZ Forbidden Films, Jerome Indie Film & Music Fest September 6, 2015

Jerome, AZ.


Open Screen Night, Casa Film Bar April 25, 2016

Tucson, AZ.

Between the Trees poster Tucson Arizona Winter Kane Kate Willow Inman
Between the Trees Michaela Ivey Tucson Arizona Actor Dancer
Between the Trees Sara Jackson Tucson Arizona Actor Model
Between the Trees Cole Potwardowski Tucson Arizona Actor Writer

Sara Jackson is an American film and theatre actress based in Tucson, AZ. She majored in theatre at Pima Community College and has been privileged enough to work on such productions as: short films “Between the Trees” and “Cycles;” feature film “Road Trip;” the web series “Leer;” and stage productions “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as Helena, “Crimes of the Heart” as Meg Magrath, and the world premiere of “Pieces” as Kim Canto. Sara is looking forward to backpacking through Europe this fall and afterward relocating to Los Angeles to pursue future acting endeavors.

Michaela Ivey started pursuing a life of performing at a very young age. She started studying dance at the age of 12, and is practiced in many styles ranging from ballet and modern to hip hop and jazz. Currently a theatre student, she has found a new passion for film acting while cultivating her life long love of the theatre. Her roles include Leann in “A Piece of My Heart,” Barbara Pitts in “The Laramie Project,” a villager in “Fiddler on the Roof,” and Moth/Robin Starveling in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as well as featured zombies in the feature film “Overwatch.” “Between the Trees” is her first starring screen role. Michaela plans to focus her talents on musicals and film. Her next role is a supporting character on the feature film “Gordon Moss.” On stage or in front of the camera, she is passionate about acting, dancing, and singing.

Cole Potwardowski is an actor and theatre major at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. His stage roles include “The Laramie Project” as various townsfolk, Perchik in “Fiddler on the Roof”, “A Piece of My Heart” as an American soldier, and most recently Sir Lancelot in “Spamalot”. “Between the Trees” marks his second collaboration with Winter Kane, following “Overwatch,” a zombie feature film in which he played key zombies and did stunt work. Cole plans to attend the University of Arizona as a theatre major, and is currently exercising his passions for screenwriting and acting on “Gordon Moss,” a collaborative feature film.





poster art by KATE WILLOW INMAN