REEL 13
Shorts

The Garden

The Garden: A young girl briefly escapes her mother’s grasp, discovering nature within the city’s chaos.

Directed by Jason Stefaniak

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  • Kristan Rojas

    An amazing short!! It is very well done!

  • Jose Angel Santana

    A wonderful and wondrous movie.

  • Mitch Troescher

    oh my god JASON! That was FANTASTIC! Congrats on a great film!

  • Helen Roberts Spingola

    Mommies!! Watch your little ones at all times!! A truly lovely
    movie. Quite enjoyable

  • Mary Rojas

    Well done short film . Makes you think about the important things in life.

  • Katie Goldstein

    Amazing job Mr. Stefaniak! Wonderful film and so reflective of today’s time. Families everywhere should watch this! I’m so proud of you!

  • Peter Treitler

    Lovely and original.A real professional work.
    Excellent performers.

  • Rivkah Blau

    A wonderful take on the taste in the first Garden.

  • lYNDA

    Every parent should have to see this film. It is Wonderful.

  • Sharon Mast

    What a wonderful film! It expresses something I think about so often – captures it brilliantly. I hope many, many people see it and reconsider their electronic childrearing habits!

  • Brad

    Congratulations Jason. I enjoyed this film a lot. I love the last shot before the credits.

  • Elly

    Would love to be able to show this to some of the parents I see at school. Great reminder of our priorities. Thanks.

  • Jason Stefaniak

    I am the writer/director of the film. If anyone is interested in booking screenings of the film or getting ahold of a copy, please contact me: jase286@hotmail.com

    Thanks for viewing and voting!

  • Nicole

    I loved it Jason. Well done!

  • Chrissy

    wow. just wow.

  • Lisa

    Love it!!! Nice work.

  • Pablo Rojas

    Excellent work.

  • Nikki

    Charming and sad and lovely. Great scoring, camera work and casting. I liked that it was in b/w. It made you concentrate more the the story than the image.

  • LFTASH

    WONDERFUL, A COMMENT ON OUR TIMES. CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE TIME AWAY FROM THE COMPUTER AGE.

  • Mary

    Love this short— a story for our time — the girl discoveres the real world as Mom is locked into her phone and texting. I love the ending that indicates that the girl is not going back to the unreal now that she has touched the real.

  • Wildo Foreeldo

    Hope it airs dude! See you at school in a few weeks!
    -W

  • Eva Vauchee

    Had a very hard time choosing the Indian characters short over this- I’d vote for both if possible

  • Craig

    Wonderful close up of the girl eating the tomato. Such a serene segment. I love the contrast of the silence in the garden to the noise of the street.