Silicon Harvest

Located in the center of Silicon Valley, Olson's Cherries is the last operating fruit orchard of its kind in the fertile region of California once known as "The Valley of Heart's Delight". In black and white 16mm film, Silicon Harvest lovingly tells the story of Charlie Olson, a cherry farmer right out of Steinbeck, and his feisty determination to keep his way of life in a San Francisco Bay Area transformed by the wealth and power of the tech industry.

  • Brett A. Schwartz
  • Brett A. Schwartz
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Short, Agriculture, Tech
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 27, 1998
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    16 mm
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cinequest Film Festival
    San Jose
    United States
    March 16, 1999
  • WorldFest
    United States
    June 12, 1999
    Gold Award
  • Slamdance Film Festival
    Park City
    United States
    January 18, 1999
  • Big Muddy Film Festival
    March 20, 1999
Director - Brett A. Schwartz