The story behind farmers on film and what we want to achieve from it was brought to live by the ABC Landline team in Australia in March 2015 when I presented the key note speech at the International Rural Women’s Conference 2015. The feature truly shows of the spirt of how farmers on film came about, what it wants to achieve and has inspired other farmers to start telling their story through film in Australia. I had a brilliant time and would like to thank everybody who took part in the filming.
Farmers on Film vision was turned into reality at this years Staffordshire Show, where Adam and Ant first ‘On Your Doorstep’ Film was premiered on social media. The film show casing local farmer Stephen Adcock from the Churnet Valley totally engages the viewer to the life he leads to allow him to produce and show his Dexter cattle and brings to life the passion of why people like local food at the Leek Fine Food Festival held on the third Saturday of each month.
The team was very proud to meet the NFU President Meurig Raymond and Jeremy Lowe from Staffordshire NFU at the show to explain to the vision behind the concept and the positive response we had from them both on the idea.
The film was made possible through the Churnet Valley Living Landscape project supported by the Heritage Lottery funding.