BOUGH BROTHERS, is a story of reconciliation between two brothers after their father’s death. Centered around the annual balsam bough harvest in Northern Minnesota, these brothers are put face to face with the demons of their family’s past while trying to re-establish a bond with one another after more than a decade without contact.
Using this story as a conduit, we also want to tell the story of a tradition and an economy in Northern Minnesota; Balsam Bough Harvesting. Every year, tens of thousands of pounds of balsam fir boughs are trimmed and sold to wreath-making companies around the midwest.
Wreaths symbolize growth, unity, and the unending circle of life, topics we explore through our characters in BOUGH BROTHERS.