The Flowering

The Flowering
Super 8mm film and analog video, 4:25 minutes, 2017

A man finds a mysterious woman weeping near a tree. He approaches her and they fall in love. But she runs away and a headless creature comes out of his mouth.

Film by Usama Alshaibi
Starring Madeleine Ours & Daniel Peaslee
Puppeteer and flower creature by Aimee Mayumi
Human creature by Emily Bayless
Music written and composed by Micah Bezold
Camera, Edit and Sound Design by Usama Alshaibi

Premiered at the 25th Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2018
HIDDEN VISIONS: Snapshots of Contemporary Independent Cinema, Spectacle Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, 2019

Pre-production sketches and art for The Flowering.