Hi, we're Shrieking Tree.
We’re a multi-disciplinary creative team focused primarily on creating short films, commercials, mini-documentaries, and web series. Take a look below to see some award-winning highlights from our work, and if you like what you see, shoot us an email. We’d love to meet you and give you a quote on your film project.
This comedy TV pilot follows the adventures of a team of aging YouTubers desperately attempting to save their dying subscriber count while fending off the sabotage attempts of their former collaborator, Jared Thrombus. The script was the winner of a $50,000 filmmaking grant from the Iowa Arts Council.
Directed, produced, and narrated by a current prisoner, this 50-minute documentary follows three Iowans who were convicted of serious crimes as teenagers — murder, armed robbery, and kidnapping — as they re-enter society and work to improve their communities decades after their arrest.
Chris Robinson and I talk to the protestors and pundits surrounding the first Presidential debate of 2020.More Documentaries
Award-winning action comedy short film
In this short film, a man struggles to recover his memory after awakening in an unfamiliar world. It was written, filmed, and edited within 48 hours.More Comedies
award-winning sci-fi short film
Note to Self is a sci-fi short film made for the 48 Hour Film Project in collaboration with DEFT. In this internationally screened film, a man makes a desperate attempt to fix his life by sending a message to his former self. The short won Best Directing, Best Acting, Best Editing, Best Use of Line, Audience Choice, and Runner Up Best Film at the 48 Hour Film Project, won the Award of Achievement at the IMPA Awards in 2018, and was nominated for Best Iowa Made Film at the Snake Alley Festival of Film in 2019.More Dramas
Award-nominated short film
This brief short film takes the form of a PSA and has been screened at festivals around the world. It won Runner Up Best Film in its category at Salute Your Shorts Fest in Los Angeles.More comedies
Award-winning Comedy Short Film
Whistle Boys is an internationally screened short silent film about two vigilante cops bonded by a shared love of rattail whistles. It won Best in Show at the ISA Short Film Showcase, as well as Best Editing at the IMPA Awards in 2018. It was also nominated for Best Comedy and Best Iowa Made Film at the Snake Alley Festival of Film, and Best Editing at the Portland Comedy Film Festival in 2019.More Comedies
Award-Winning Comedy Short Film
This short chronicles the convoluted, life-threatening journey of one man in a world in which gluten has been made illegal. It won five awards, including 2nd Runner Up Best Film, Best Actor, Best Writing, and Audience Choice, at the 48 Hour Film Project.More Comedies
I had an amazing time co-directing and co-shooting this award-winning web spot for Northwest Iowa Development with Paul David Benedict in which we contrasted the dreadful lives of those in the big city with those of northwest Iowa residents, who are showered with free cookies every day. I also wrote the soundtrack for this and the followup ads.More Commercials
It was great fun to work with MAIDS again on this music video for their song, “Takes a Little Magic” which I shot with Joey Leaming. Jami Milne and Sarah Ivanovich coordinated a beautiful ballet dance to the song, which we filmed in black and white at Noce in Des Moines.More Music Videos
My brother Wes and I wrote, shot, directed, and edited this semi-comical video review of Everlane’s Oxford button-down shirt for our ethically made clothing site, BetterThread.See Commercials