From an Academy Award-nominated animator (The Frog, The Dog and the Devil). An old man lives alone high above a sea-side village. One morning the village is jolted by a sharp earthquake. Nobody is hurt but the old man remains very distressed, as he expects a tidal wave to follow. Unable to attract the villagers' attention, in desperation he sets fire to his own property.
Early one morning three young children are in the orchard. They are stealing the old man's apples when the trouble begins...
An old man lives high above a seaside village which one morning is jolted by a sharp earthquake. Nobody is hurt, but the old man remains very agitated. he alone knows what to expect.
An earlier Bob Stenhouse film, The Frog, The Dog and the Devil, was one of the 1986 Academy Award Nominees for Best Animated Short. The Orchard extends this multi-pass camera technique to enhance a classic story of universal appeal.
2001 - St Tropez Antipodes Film Festival
Colour, 35 mm