Gillian Beth Durkee, Writer
Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2018, Screenwriting Award, Carnegie Mellon University
Project Type: Feature
Length: 99 pages
Field of Science: Plant Ecology
In leaving behind a troubled childhood and an alcoholic mother, Laura also sets aside her dreams of studying trees in favor of a more practical job in the Canadian lumber industry. But, her interest in ecology is once again sparked by the possibility that a network of mycorrhizal fungi might exist beneath the forest she oversees. When the death of a beloved aunt leaves Laura’s mother without a caretaker, and Laura’s boss refusing her request to study his trees, Laura decides it might just be time to return home to her mother, the woods of Washington, and the field of study she once loved so fiercely.