We are super excited to announce that we have applied for and been approved to compete for a grant to make a documentary through Storyhive, “a community-powered funding program that allows members of the community to influence what projects will receive funding from TELUS. The program allows content creators in British Columbia and Alberta to submit their story ideas to an online public platform.”
Being approved to compete for the grant is great, but now we need to win the online voting contest, and that is where you come in! You can vote right away with this link, or using the button below, or scroll down to learn a bit more about it first.
We want to tell the happy stories of the personal connections that are formed between a farmer and his or her livestock!
We have worked with a wide variety of clients in our careers as photographers and cinematographers. Our interest in food led us to working with Christopher and Jessica Fasoli at their free range organic pig farm (check out the fun pictures below, and on their site), where we learned about a curious relationship that had formed between Chris and one particular pig, which he just couldn’t bring himself to send to slaughter. We are both very much foodies and animal lovers, and Gillian, as a conflicted meat eater, has been interested for some time in exploring where our food comes from and who makes it. While those kinds of relationships might perhaps be commonplace to the farmers who live them, as urbanites learning about the food we eat, it remained stuck in our minds and we realized it could worth exploring. So the little piggy that didn’t go to market (that we actually met!) was the spark for this very personal project.