The stop-motion animated film The Healing Tree is part of this month’s First Look Film Festival and Awards Ceremony at USC School of Cinematic Arts. In this modern dark fantastical retelling of Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, a sick child (voiced by Constance Chang), abandoned by her mother (voiced by Leanne Chang) and now living alone with her neglecting father (voiced by Albert M. Chan), befriends a magical tree in her backyard that nurtures her over the years of her life. Directed by Frances E. Chang and produced by Georgina Gonzalez.

Watch the trailer here.