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The Time Tree

Fall Grants 2017 - Production Stage
Current project status: PRODUCTION

Celine Cotran / Short Narrative / Lebanon, United Kingdom, Qatar / 2018 / 22 min / Original Language: English / Interests: Women, Coming of age, Fantasy, Children


Based on the children’s novel by the best-selling author Enid Richemont, ‘The Time Tree’ is a story that combines a coming-of-age with magical realism. Best friends, Rachel and Jo, discover an oak tree one day in a nearby wood. Unbeknownst to them, they are being watched by Anne, a deaf girl from 1596. She had discovered this tree in her own era and found that it transported her to the present day, where she watches these two strange girls. Intrigued by them, she coaxes them to the tree, and after a near-death encounter, the three girls meet. What follows is a story of Anne’s self-discovery, as she transforms from a timid, neglected little girl, to a confident, self-assured person, who despite her “affliction” (as her mother calls it), is perfectly capable of anything she puts her mind to.


Celine Cotran
Enid Richemont, Celine Cotran
Cleone Clarke, Oliver Sunley

About the Director

Celine Cotran is a British-Lebanese filmmaker and London Film School graduate who tells female-driven stories that touch on the fantastical and absurd. Since graduating, she has been mentored by Academy award-winning producer, David Parfitt, who executive produced her short film 'The Time Tree'—which was a grant recipient of the DFI Grants Programme and premiered at Sarajevo Film Festival in 2018.

Production Company Profile

C24 Films is an independent film production company based in London, founded by Celine Cotran and her mother, Huda Cotran. 'The Time Tree' is their first production together.


  • Main Contact

    Celine Cotran

    C24 Films Ltd
    +44 77 330 000 22

  • Production Company

    C24 Films

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