Alumna Jamie Dack Wraps Feature Directorial Debut of ‘Palm Trees and Power Lines’ Adaptation

Friday, Sep 10, 2021

Jamie Dack

Jamie Dack

Alumna Jamie Dack’s Palm Trees and Power Lines has been turned into a feature-length film, marking Dack’s feature directorial debut.

Dack’s short of the same name, which she wrote and directed, is a coming-of-age drama about a disconnected teenage girl named Lea who enters a relationship with a man twice her age. Lea sees him as the solution to all her problems, but his intentions are not what they seem. The short debuted as a Cinéfondation selection at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and the feature has since received a Panavision new filmmaker grant.

Joining the crew was student Leah Chen Baker, who served as a producer, and alumna Chananun Chotrungroj who DP'd. The cast includes Gretchen Mol (Manchester by the Sea), Jonathan Tucker (The Ruins), and Lily McInerny.

Read more at Variety.