The Poet and The Plant

The Poet and The Plant

"The Poet and the Plant" is a short film about a poet who loved his new houseplant so much he killed it. It is a meditation on love, loneliness, and listening. And an allegory for modern man's relationship with nature, and how it can heal.  With a style that blends foreign and American cinema, French-American and Israeli-American filmmakers Rob Summerlin and Tom Basis respond to our current environmental plight with a light-hearted film. A positive film that will inspire positive action. They believe that the environment must be addressed in narrative films. And that story can help heal our relationship with the earth.

Summerlin and Basis aim to take The Poet and the Plant to the top festivals around the world in 2020 and share a magical film with a potent message.

Writer: Rob Summerlin

Directors: Tom Basis & Rob Summerlin

Producer: Michael Hubbard

Producer: Morgan Walters 

Starring: Rob Summerlin, Masha Shub


To make a donation in support of the production of The Poet and The Plant please make out a check payable to: Redford Center, Inc. and mail to PO Box 29144, San Francisco, CA. The Redford Center's Tax ID is 46-4549706.  Be sure to be write "The Poet and The Plant" on the notes/memo line of the check.  To make a donation online with Paypal or your credit card and be sure to write "Poet and the Plant" in the Special Instructions for the Seller line,  CLICK HERE.