Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become small-scale farmers. VIFF calls To Make A Farm “exceptionally hopeful, giving us a close-range view of humanity along with a detailed portrayal of the nuts and bolts of agriculture.”
05 June 2012 To Make A Farm is one of nine Canadian documentaries that will screen at the Shanghai International Film Festival, held June 16 to 24. I will attend the festival to represent the film, which is competing for the Magnolia International Documentary Award. Check back for pictures and news from China!
28 May 2012 We are absolutely thrilled to have won 3 Golden Sheaf Awards at this weekend's Yorkton Film Festival. To Make A Farm won Best of Festival, Best of Saskatchewan, and Best Documentary Nature & Environment.
The film's editor Jack Dzuba was there to receive the awards! (photo: Erica Hargreave)
|01 April 2012 To Make A Farm will make its television debut on TVO (Ontario) Wednesday, May 16 at 9:00 pm EST.
10 March 2012 I love commentary tracks, especially for documentaries. So it was a thrill to be able to get together with all the participants this past week to record a commentary track for the forthcoming To Make A Farm DVD. We met at the home of Jeff Bird, who composed the soundtrack for the film. This was the first time that Wes met his Ontario counterparts. We had a great time! You can find out what happened by buying the DVD!
25 March 2012 To Make A Farm has been nominated for Best Documentary Nature & Environment, and Best of Saskatchewan, at the Yorkton Film Festival.
15 March 2012 Connell Creations in Los Angeles California has signed on as the international sale representative for To Make A Farm.
08 March 2012 This past week, we toured the film in a few smaller towns in Ontario, including Campbellford and Walkerton. When we arrived in Campbellford, I discovered that almost every business in town had a poster up, and that night we had a theatre full of farmers, aspiring farmers, and people who care about farmers (or at least food). Next was a stormy night in Walkerton where we had 180 people fill the beautiful Victoria Jubilee Hall. This was the first night that the participants had a chance to watch the film with an audience. When they came to the front of the theatre after the show, they received a standing ovation. It was a singular moment for everyone. We concluded the tour with two sold-out shows in Guelph, with a third added to try to accomodate the overflow. Thanks to everyone for the patience! Some people drove a long way to join us.