The Talking Tree is an off-beat short comedy film written and directed by Stefan Hunt and produced by Matt Webb. It stars Eka Darville (Jessica Jones, Empire) who plays a man searching for purpose alongside John Ventimiglia (Blue Bloods, The Sopranos) an endearing claymation-faced tree who appears to have all the answers… sort of. The short film was shot by Director of Photography Justin Derry on 16mm in Central Park, New York. Cast Man – Eka Darville Tree – John Ventimiglia Crew Director – Stefan Hunt Producer – Matt Webb Executive Producer – Eka Darville DP – Justin Derry 1st AC – Kyle Derry 2nd AC – Mika Hawley Sound Mixer – Patrick Southern Production Assistant – Brayden Harry Editor – Stefan Hunt Animator – Kyle Sauer Composer – Jonny Higgins Sound Mix – Jonny Higgins Colourist – Matt Fezz VFX – Matt Fezz Titles – Joe Lenehan Thanks to Central Park Conservancy Duotone Audio Group Hand Held Films Kodak Metro Post NY Kenny Suleimanagich A Stefan Hunt film In association with Rascals