One of the great, yet often overlooked things about going to a film festival such as Sundance is the selection of short films from promising young filmmakers that are showcased each year. Every time I hit the slopes of Park City, I tell myself that I’m going to see and write about more shorts — but for some reason, the immense list of feature films always gets in the way. So I count myself lucky to get any time for shorts — and luckier still to find a short that wields several minutes of unbridled awesome in the way that Jason Eisener’s Treevenge does.

Fresh off his success with the short Hobo with a Shotgun, a hilarious send-up of 70s exploitation films, Eisener returned to the short-form world with Treevenge, the story of a lot full of Christmas trees who’ve had enough. And instead of standing still this holiday season, the trees have turned the tables on their human captors, brutally killing any fleshling that stands in their way.

Sound awesome? Of course it does. Lucky for you, the word-of-mouth sensation that has been making the festival rounds and winning awards — including the Audience Award at the Fantasia Film Festival — is finally online, courtesy of the folks at Twitch. Be warned though, this short is more than just a little NSFW.

Find out more at Treevenge.com.

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