After the sudden death of her father, eight year old Simone shares a secret with her mother Dawn  she’s convinced her father whispers to her through the leaves of her favourite tree and he’s come back to protect them  When Dawn starts a relationship with George, the plumber, called in to remove the tree’s troublesome roots, and the branches of the tree start to infiltrate the house, the family are forced to make an agonizing but ultimately liberating decision

Production companies  Taylor Media, Les Films du Poisson  

Backers  Screen Australia, Pacific Film and Television Commission, Canal Plus, Arte, Les Films Du Poisson, Taylor Media  

Executive producer  Rosemary Blight

Producers  Sue Taylor, Yael Fogiel

Intl sales  Memento

Aust/NZ distribution  Kojo Pictures

French distribution  Le Pacte

Director  Julie Bertuccelli

Screenplay  Bertuccelli from the novel Our Father Who Art In The Tree, by Judy Pascoe

DoP  Nigel Bluck

Production design  Steven Jones-Evans

Cast  Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas, Aden Young, Morgana Davies, Penne Hackforth-Jones, Gillian Jones, Arthur Dignam, Tom Russell

Locations  Boonah, Queensland

Shoot dates August 17 - October 21, 2009

Contact  Tracey Mair, TM Publicity, + 61 2 6680 7106, traceym@tmpublicity com