International audiences will delight in this nearly wordless burst of color and music that draws inspiration from film classic The Red Balloon, enchanted by the story of young Sylvie in her magical garden. Weaving together documentary and narrative elements, Watermelon Magic chronicles a season on the family farm, as Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell at market. Constructed entirely from high-resolution still photos, this film employs a dynamic style of varying shutter-burst frame rates with stunning time-lapse sequences, to captivate young and old audiences alike. We witness the elementary scientific concepts of the life cycle of plants, observing their journey from seed to flower to fruit. When harvest time arrives, Sylvie must decide if she will share her precious watermelon babies with the world.

Length: 30:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2013
  • Date Released:

    October 31, 2013

  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 20-30
  • Formats: DCI-compliant Digital, IMAX Digital
  • Distributor:

    BIG & Digital, LLC

  • Produced By:

    Spring Garden Pictures

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Richard Power Hoffmann
  • Director:  Richard Power Hoffmann
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Richard Power Hoffmann
  • Cinematography: Chase Bowman, Tim Shepherd
  • Sound Editor: 

    Dan Yorty, Lorelei Studios

  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Peter Tramo
  • Editor: Jon Shearburn
  • Narrator:
  • Other Credits: Starring Sylvia Green Hoffmann as Sylvlie
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