"It’s a rare and inspiring thing when an independent filmmaker achieves the type of cinematic maturity and beauty usually reserved for those with big bucks and big resources. But filmmaker Bajir Cannon... managed to do just that, with his feature length film, The Distance Between the Apple and the Tree.
Will Sr. (Michael H. Johnson) and Linda (Michelle Sims) are an upper-middle class couple whose only son flies off to Cambodia in search of the meaning of life. While neither parent copes well with the absence of their son (Chris Kamenstein), Will Sr. does not understand the path Will Jr. has chosen. His health suffers from the stress caused by the two’s tumultuous relationship, which distance, in this case, only makes worse. Meanwhile, in Cambodia (effortlessly adding visual flavor, as the landscape is stunning), Will’s belief in the wisdom of his relocation slowly crumbles when he discovers that the woman who convinced him to join a spiritual group is not quite who she claimed to be and an incident with a young native causes Will to further question his own truth-seeking motives..."
- City Paper, Philadelphia
Winner of Stella Artois Best Film by a New Filmmaker - Delray Beach Film Festival