Talent attending: Milen Angelov (Talent), Sam Barnett (Animator), Jacqueline Beiro (Producer), Phil Danyew (Musician), Alexandra Kotcheff (Director), Thomas (Composer), Hannah Leder (Director), Phil Parolisi (Talent), Pepe Serna (Talent), Louis Weeks (Music Producer)

In a vast and lonely desert, two women meet under strange circumstances. After some introductory abnormalities, they begin planting things in the sand for strangers to find. This quick cursory description only begins to describe the magical surreal world conjured by filmmakers Alexandra Kotcheff and Hannah Leder. The two not only wrote, directed and star in this dark comedy, but they also cast and handled the location scouting and production design of the feature film. This unconventional collaboration has created a one-of-a-kind cinematic landscape.  Peppered with oddball characters, unique locations and a strange world view, THE PLANTERS celebrates all that is odd in the world and creates a unusual world all its own. –Lane Kneedler

Alexandra Kotcheff is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and founder of Fire Tiger Films. She is currently in production on two feature-length documentaries and in development on multiple narrative features. THE PLANTERS is her feature film debut.

Hannah Leder is a filmmaker and actress. Most recently, she appears as a reoccurring guest star on the Apple TV+ series THE MORNING SHOW. She and Alexandra Kotcheff wrote, directed, starred in and single-handedly crewed their first feature film, THE PLANTERS.

Fire Tiger Films


Country: USA

Year: 2019

Directors: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder

Screenwriters: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder

Producers: Jacqueline Beiro, Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder

Directors of Photography: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder

Editor: Pinky Baggins

Production Designers: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder

Music: Thomas Kotcheff

Cast/Featuring: Alexandra Kotcheff, Hannah Leder, Phil Parolisi, Pepe Serna

Running Time (minutes): 78 min

Language : English