Thursday, October 23, 2014

In the News...


TERRA FIRMA a “thoughtful and inspiring film” says Booklist Online  

More TF news, screening dates at terrafirmafilm.com

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Seeing - Three Images




















Nashville, Tennessee - 10/22/2014
Long day of great shooting.
These are stray shots looking the other way while waiting to get the next shot.

The 2014 AMP "Shoot It Before It Shoots Us Tour" Bring It!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wrapping up...

... and loading out location #1.  Great shooting a great home.










Oh... you know the rules: you're just going to have to wait to see the shots.

In the meantime... Wood Fence
Nashville, TN






Later: A walk through the park, dinner.
Later still: Sitting on a porch, listening to the night with a purring black cat.



Sunday, October 19, 2014

On assignment...

Ain't no stopping us now!
The 2014 AMP "Shoot It Before It Shoots Us Tour" keeps on rolling!

Headed up to Tennessee on photo assignment(s). Saddle up y'all!

Friday, October 17, 2014

TF/JAX

Great screening at UNF last night. The audience was engaged and the q+a was stimulating - it went on for an hour and 15 minutes!  Thanks everyone who turned out for the screening, Kevin Anderson of UNF Ogier Gardens for putting it together, Army Vet (COL (retired) USA Nurse Corps) and Senior Nursing Instructor Linda Connely and MaryEllen Waugh, Garden Manager of BEAM (Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry) Grace Garden for joining us on the panel.

Woke up early, and before heading off to the airport we visited MaryEllen at Grace Garden. Amazing!

Oh- and we did manage to make time for a walk on the beach.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

TERRA FIRMA in Florida


ATL > JAX

Flying down to the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, for a screening of Terra Firma tonight.

If you're in the neighborhood come by and join us.

More intel: #WFD2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

On assignment...

Back in the ATL and on assignment with Liz Noftle the design director for Atlanta magazine.  We're shooting a gorgeous Mid-Century Modern for the relaunch of their Home magazine next Spring.


Obviously we can't show you what we are shooting- for that you'll have to wait for publication- but in the meantime- how 'bout a bowl of marbles!




Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Terra Firma on the radio...



Spinnaker Radio’s Holt Knight talks to documentary filmmaker Owen Masterson, whose project “Terra Firma” addresses the use of farming as therapy for veteran women.

The film screens at UNF on October 16, as part of the World Food Day events.

Listen NOW!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Highlands Farm

Granite City, Highlands, NC













Early morning


































Whiteside Mt.





Outside Highlands, along and down steep, winding mountain roads at the base of Whiteside Mountain is a farmhouse whose gracious owners opened it up to us while we shot in the area.

Thanks to Anna Forkum for her beautiful styling and being so much fun to work with.


Friday, October 10, 2014

On assignment...

The 2014 AMP "Shoot It Before It Shoots Us Tour" continues.

Look out Highlands NC here we come!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

On the streets... a night shoot

The Atlanta Streetcar is having a test run tonight and we are covering it as part of the 'Where Atlanta' photo assignment. Safety meeting at 10PM- rolling at TBA on Auburn Ave between Jackson St. and Courtland St.

TBA turned out to be later than anyone expected... nuff said.













Looking west along Auburn Av














Looking east along Auburn Av






Thx to the APD. Very cool.
Thx Station 4, "THE SQUAD" and Capt. Chip at City of Atlanta Fire & Rescue

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Words on a wall...




"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
Martin Luther King, Jr.







Jesse Hill Jr Dr NE & Auburn Av
Atlanta, GA

Monday, October 6, 2014

On the road...

.... and headed to Oxford, Georgia to film Daniel Parson for a very special episode of FIELD TRIP!


















We first met Daniel in 2008 when we showed up at Gaia Gardens where he was farming and we were working on our first foray into filmmaking with a FlipUltra mini-camera. Oh- the look he gave us that morning.  Later, when we got to know each other better, he mentioned the little camera and how funny he thought we were.

That short documentary became FARM! and we have all since come a long way. True story.

Friday, October 3, 2014

A cool AirBnB in Nashville, TN

If you are into the AirBnB scene and need a cool place in Nashville, Tennessee, here's a sweet little set up with big extras that we think you'll dig.






In 12 South/Belmont area

airbnb link

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lexington, KY...

Save the light, strike the set, that's a wrap.

It's been a killer week of assignments: 4 days in Nashville and one very long day in Lexington, KY.
Hit the road early tomorrow for Atlanta then it's back in the saddle on Wednesday.













Lcxington, KY Sunset

Friday, September 26, 2014

Nashville, TN...


Day four... shooting it up. #interiors #annarocks #amprules

Travel tomorrow to Lexington, KY.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

On the road...

We will be out of the office on assignment(s) this week.
If you need to get in touch, please leave a message and we will get back to you.


















Saturday, September 20, 2014

On assignment...

Getting the shots...


In Reflection

On assignment: On the Atlanta Streetcar Line for "Atlanta - Where Guest Book"

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pevná zem!

TERRA FIRMA in Prague, Czech Republic
Life Sciences Film Festival
October 13-17 2014
International Festival of Documentary Films on Natural and
Agricultural Sciences and Sustainable Development.

More information





Thursday, September 18, 2014

On assignment...

EXT.  DESERT -- DAY.

Somewhere in a heat scorched desert, where the road turns to dust, 
a car streaks by into a blazing white sun...

















Well... we are really somewhere in Georgia tucked away in a beautiful home shooting for a wonderful magazine.

Monday, September 15, 2014

PA-WAgN Keynote

Christine Anthony tapped to deliver keynote address "From Locavore To Farmer Advocate: Shinning A Light On The Next Generation Of Women Farmers" at the Pennsylvania Women's Agricultural Network (PA-WAgN) Symposium: "Women Farmers: Heros In Our Communities."


There will also be a screening of TERRA FIRMA at this event.
Filmmakers will be attending.




Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

What's coming up...

Photo assignments in Nashville, TN; Atlanta, GA; Highlands, NC; Lexington, KY

TERRA FIRMA in Fayetteville, AR; Sinsinawa, WI; Fairfield, IA; Prague, Czech Republic
GROW! in Eatonville, WA; Guimaraes, Portugal (Ecormicas Film Festival)

Lining up new FIELD TRIP! episodes to finish season 3 and the series!
Couple of new projects in pre-production for Georgia organics.
Plus assorted personal projects and whatever else catches our eye.

Dance card is filling up.

Check back Monday for special posting on December event....


Monday, September 8, 2014

RIFFXI


There is no other way to begin this post than to say we are deeply honored.  

We are honored to have been given the chance to tell the stories of 3 amazing women: 
Anna Mann, Sonia Kendrick and Althea Raiford.

Thanks go to them for trusting us to present their stories honestly. Their courage to lay themselves bare, to share their experiences of what it was like being in war and coming home and finding themselves changed in ways they could not at first understand, was humbling for us.

Making TERRA FIRMA challenged us in many ways. We wanted to push our own documentary filmmaking skill set to the edge and then see how much further we could go beyond that. It was not always easy, but we came out on the other side intact and still together.  Knowing what these three women went through, what other veterans have gone through, what they are still going through, guided us through our darkest days- we could not allow ourselves to give up on our mission to get this project completed. And that is what kept us going. 

Thank you to the staff of the Rome International Film Festival for selecting the film, and to all those involved in giving TERRA FIRMA the Special Jury Award for Documentary Feature Film and presenting us with one of the best festival statues, The Sylvia.

The award is for a thoughtful film that raises awareness about an important issue from a sensitive vantage point.




Friday, September 5, 2014

TF at RIFFXI: QandA




At The DeSoto Theatre
for the Q&A after the screening.








Photo courtesy of  
Ryan Simmons/RIFF

Screening today-

Friday, Sept 5th- 11AM
DeSoto Theatre, Rome GA

We will be attending this screening. See you there.



Thank you to
KEEP ROME BEAUTIFUL
for presenting
TERRA FIRMA
at RIFFXI

Thursday, September 4, 2014

All Roads Lead To ROME!

A brief history...



Our first film, the documentary short FARM! was an Official Selection at RIFF 2009.

Shot entirely on a Flip Ultra, (really), we were pretty blown away by how good it looked on the DeSoto Theatre screen.

And we got the film bug...

Encouraged, we acquired a better camera and got to work.










In 2011 we released the feature length
documentary GROW!.

GROW! was an official selection at RIFF 2011 and went on to win Best American Documentary.


















Which brings us to this:

Our third documentary film to be accepted into the Rome International Film Festival.

We are honored to be an Official Selection at RIFF 2014 with TERRA FIRMA.



See you there.













Watch FARM! (Director's Cut)
FARM! imdb.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

On location- TERRA FIRMA- Woodland CA

When we arrived at this location it was still dark. We shot the opening title sequence and later, as the sun rose, we got footage for the "Drive On" montage sequence.














CR 22 at CR 94B
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Monday, September 1, 2014

On location- TERRA FIRMA- Mt Airy NC

Stills from Mt Airy during first round of filming at Chestnut Ridge Farm.
There was an ominous, storm pending sky moving in fast...













08/20/2012

Saturday, August 30, 2014

On location- TERRA FIRMA- Cedar Rapids IA

Early morning scouting shots in the corn fields northeast of Cedar Rapids during the filming of TERRA FIRMA.
The vastness of this region, with it's looming sky, it's forever vistas, makes one feel very small.



























































10/12/2012

Friday, August 29, 2014

On location- TERRA FIRMA- Brunswick GA

Still photography from Gilliard Farms, Brunswick, Georgia, during TERRA FIRMA filming.

Arriving early we wandered the property, the morning light trying to cut through the fog, and captured the quiet solitude with it's history hanging from the great trees and time peeling off the old house.
It is a magical place.



































































08/29/2012

Monday, August 25, 2014

TERRA FIRMA - Official Selection/In Competition

TERRA FIRMA Official Selection at the 2014 Rome International Film Festival- Rome, GA



Screening:
Friday 11:00AM ONLY
DeSoto Theatre
530 Broad, Rome, GA.

Filmmakers in attendance.








Our first attempt at filmmaking, the documentary short "FARM!" screened at RIFF in 2009.
It was the beginning of a new direction for us.
In 2011 our first feature length documentary "GROW!" won Best American Documentary at RIFF.
We are excited and honored to have TERRA FIRMA an Official Selection at the 2014 Rome International Film Festival.

TERRA FIRMA is in competition for Best Documentary

www.terrafirmafilm.com


Friday, August 22, 2014

On The Road...


















On our drives to Charleston, South Carolina, we take the backroads and we always end up on Highway 78. It's a great two-lane, pedal to the floor, windows open with the radio blasting kind of strip. We have been pulling over and shooting this tree and house between Elko and Blackwell South Carolina for some time now.

The tree gets bigger and the house decays a little bit more into the ground.
Here is the latest shot.