Lifelong Farmers

Rose and Freddy Manning have been living on a farm all their lives and have seen many changes in farming. They both have a real love for their way of life; the film is a very intimate portrayal of a small scale British Farm shown through routines of keeping livestock, filmed over a year in North Devon.

  • Linda Mason
    Director
    Ghost Towns, Out of Love, Talk To Me
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    farming
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • World Premiere Film Awards

    January 31, 2022
    winner best Documentary Short
Director Biography - Linda Mason

Linda Mason began filming in 2007; she obtained her MA Documentary Practice in 2014. Her films have played at various festivals. She’s interested primarily in people, she loves documentary partly because you have to be led by the people and events you encounter. She’s co-founder of Egg and Spoon Films.

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Director Statement

I was commissioned to make a five minute documentary for North Devon Moving Image, I always knew that I would want to make a longer film from my time on the farm. I visited the farm over a period of a year, most of the film is observational footage and very natural conversations about their way of life.