The Quiet Farmer

The Quiet Farmer is the voice of our farmers spoken from the heart of rural Australia.
The Quiet Farmer highlights the strengths and the true story of Australian Agriculture. He encapsulates our proud heritage and traditions, innovation, the stories of sustainability, biodiversity and animal stewardship that are cornerstones of our very existence. One of the many great problems in Australia right now is that our farmers can be too quiet. Australians have shown tremendous support for our farmers in their time of need. The Quiet Farmer is a story of hope, a story of resilience and a story of courage.
Our intention is to provide a higher level of engagement about who we are, and why we do what we do. In a rush revolutionise our way of doing things so much is changing in our world. Our lives have become so fast-paced and so has Agriculture but sometimes keeping some of those old fashioned values and traditions isn't a bad thing. Presenting ... the Quiet Farmer

  • Sascha Estens
    Director
  • Josie Angus
    Writer
  • Elisha Parker
    Producer
  • Cameron Hewitt
    Key Cast
  • Geoff Thomas
    Cinematographer
  • Viva Sound
    Audio Engineer
  • Jacob Collier
    Website
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Drama
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 16, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    26,250 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    I6:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Sascha Estens

Sascha Estens is the founder of film production house Rabbit Hop Films.
Dubbed 'the voice from the bush' in Australia, Rabbit Hop Films is based in Sascha's home town of Moree, NSW, Australia however with her willingness to chase a good story, Sascha now travels both nationally and internationally for work.

Stunning vision coupled with compelling interview content, Sascha's ability to tell a story through film is as enchanting as it is captivating.

She is particularly proud of the fact that many of her pieces are helping reconnect the divide between the city and the country, and humanising the issues rural Australia faces.

In 2017 her business was voted one of the top 10 Regional Online Businesses in Australia by Google and the Regional Australia Online Institute. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 Sascha was honoured with the role of a Australia Day Ambassodor by the Australia Day Council.

Graduating from Sydney University, Australia in 2001 with a Bachelor Degree in Business, majoring in Agricultural Commerce, Sascha worked for a number of years in the grains and cotton industries.

A love of filmmaking saw her complete her film qualification in Sydney in 2007 before commencing her film career in film production roles at Fox Studios, Sydney and later as a freelance director, cinematographer and editor for various film companies.

In 2013 Sascha moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming USA – renowned for it's documentary filmmakers - where she honed her skills and learnt from the best. Sascha returned to Australia 5 years ago, within which time her filmmaking profile has risen significantly off the back of a number of nationally applauded pieces.

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Director Statement

Rural and regional Australia is faced with so many challenges right now. Bushfires, droughts, mining, privatisation of farming operations etc. The Quiet Farmer was privately funded by a group of farmers who are tired of their voices not being heard. It is a story of hope, a story of resilience and a story of courage.