Short Film Spotlight: Plantonic

For anyone who has ever had trouble finding their soulmate, Plantonic poses an attractive fantastical question: what if you could grow the perfect man?

A wildly inventive short film from writer-director Krit Komkrichwarakool, Plantonic follows the unique relationship that grows (literally) between a young aspiring artist and the handsome hunk that sprouts, fully-formed, from his garden.

Well… kind of. There’s actually a lot more going on in this beautifully-shot, deeply-emotional 15-minute romance. The clever fable at the film’s core is woven inside a moving story of real-world heartbreak that is sure to stir up some tears.

Lead actors Josh Pyman and Kenny Brain have great chemistry and are effective at selling both the film’s grounded and fantastical aspects. Plantonic also marks Komkrichwarakool as a talented director to keep an eye on in the future. We can’t wait to see what he does next.

Watch a short trailer for Plantonic below. The film is now available on Dekkoo.

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