Palm Trees and Power Lines

Palm Trees and Power Lines

63rd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Seventeen-year-old Lea spends her summer break aimlessly tanning in her backyard with her best friend, tiptoeing around her needy mother, and getting stoned with a group of boys from school. This monotony is interrupted by a chance encounter with Tom, an older man who promises an alternative to Lea’s unsatisfying adolescent life. But as things progress between them, red flags about Tom’s life begin to surface, and Lea chooses to ignore them. Under Tom’s influence, Lea begins to see her mom as unfit and her friends as a waste of her time. Isolated from those around her, Lea discovers Tom’s true intentions and finds herself in a situation that she never could have imagined.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Jamie Dack
Script: Jamie Dack, Audrey Findlay
Cinematography: Chananun Chotrungroj
Editing: Christopher Radcliff
Sound: Eric Han, Lars Struck
Actors: Lily McInerny, Jonathan Tucker, Gretchen Mol
Producers: Leah Chen Baker, Jamie Dack
Costumes: Aaron Crosby
Production Design: Yu-Hsuan Chen
Executive producer: Rae Swirnow, Judith Golden, Rhianon Jones
Make Up: Kathryn Fernandez, Sophie Muth Guzman, Edder Sandoval
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 110΄
Contact: Film Constellation
Awards/Distinctions: Directing Award – Sundance Film Festival 2022, Jury Prize – 48th Deauville Film Festival

Jamie Dack

Jamie Dack is a filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her debut feature, Palm Trees and Power Lines, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival where Jamie won the Directing Award for the U.S. Dramatic Competition. Her short film of the same name premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival as a Cinéfondation selection. She is a 2020 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow and was selected for Panavision's New Filmmaker Program. She received her MFA from New York University’s Tisch graduate film program.


2016 Horizon Diner (short)
2022 Palm Trees And Power Lines