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  • Sean Pruett

    The Film The making of GROW! We chose 12 farms located throughout the state of Georgia. The cast includes 20 farmers and 2 farm apprentices, each one unique as far as education, experience, opportunity and motivation. The majority of the farmers do not own the land they are growing on. We began filming in April as the first crops of the growing season went into the ground. We filmed throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall, making repeat visits to each farm eventually putting on over over 5,000 miles. We finished up in November as the winter cover crops were being sown and most of the farms would be put to rest for the winter. What we discovered along the way… It takes more than good intentions to make a film about young farmers. It takes time, patience and passion. It takes waking up early to begin filming when the sun comes up. It takes putting up with ravenous mosquitoes, unpredictable weather, torrential rain, thick Georgia mud, extreme heat and humidity. It takes everything it takes to be a farmer, including taking chances. We like to joke that GROW! was a sustainably produced film. We were the crew of two. Just us chickens.

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