One Magnificent Maple

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One Magnificent Maple by Todd Baize


About the film

A magnificent (talking) Big Leaf Maple on the corner of Knott Street and 15th Avenue reminisces about two of the families that have lived in the nearby home. Not long after the turn of the 20th Century, Francis and Annie Seufert were the second owners of the home. The film tells the story of Francis Seufert's large salmon canning operation on the Mid-Columbia River. Then the story turns to the all-American family that currently occupies the home, the Hansons. This film aims to be informative and whimsical, since it's told from the point of view of a tree. Enjoy!

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About the filmmaker

Todd has been working in television and film production for more than thirteen years. The majority of that time was spent working at Michigan's largest PBS station, Detroit Public Television. Todd currently does freelance production work and editing in the Portland area. He chose a career in media with the hope of making a positive difference in his community and beyond. Todd's goal is to create and be a part of media projects that are not only entertaining, but also educational and thought-provoking.