Nicholas Ma,Director/Co-Writer 
Joy Goodwin, Co-Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received:
2018, Production Award, New York University
2020, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca Film Institute

Project Type: Feature 

Genre: Coming of age 

Length: 82 minutes 

Field of Science: Botany 

Stage: Post-Production 


No one at her new school gets Callie, an awkward twelve-year-old whose one friend, Mabel, is a small potted plant. Desperate to impress her charismatic science teacher, Callie starts building a secret greenhouse laboratory in her backyard—but Callie’s her obsession threatens her first real connection to another child.