A very curious little girl finds herself stuck with a lone black jellybean and hatches a plan to grow a jellybean tree in her backyard.

Creative team

Writer/director/co-producer: Marly Reed
Co-producer: Dan Pierce

Director’s statement

Marly Reed says:

“You always hear as a filmmaker to avoid working with children and animals. With BEANS! I did both and it was the most fun I’ve ever had on a film set (thanks, in large part to two very easy-going kids and a turtle with impeccable comedic timing).

My goal with this film was to capture the sense of wonder and infinite possibility that we all experience as small children.”

About Marly Reed


Originally from Ladysmith, BC, Marly Reed moved to Vancouver to attend Simon Fraser University’s film program where she graduated in 2008.

Since then she has written and directed three short films including the award-winning BEANS! and the web series Lonely Santa.

Her first feature project, a dark comedy entitled Mimi & Me, is currently in development with Blake Corbet Productions along with the support of Telefilm and Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund.

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