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The Chicken Farmer

The Chicken Farmer is a short film about Stan, an introverted high school student growing up in the late 1950’s with his best friends, Rita, a chicken farmer, and Brian, an athlete. Stan begins his senior year of high school by anonymously admitting his love for Rita by graffiting the words, “Chicken Farmer I love you” across from her house. As their senior year continues however, Rita and Brian fall in love, sending Stan on a journey of heartache and self-discovery. Stan’s future after high school takes him far from Rita and Brian, but their hearts and friendship allows for them to come together again. The story follows Stan, Rita, and Brian throughout their lives, becoming victims of time, and where they learn the importance of friendship and taking action for the right reasons.

  • Natalie Phillips
  • Natalie Phillips
    Banana Dartboard
  • Jordan Durham
    May Contain Spoilers
  • Joe Piserchio
    Key Cast
  • Corinne Spies
    Key Cast
  • Jake Geary
    Key Cast
    Banana Dartboard
  • Shayne Kamat
    Director of Photography
    Hell-Bent, Banana Dartboard, Bypass
  • Zulema Dominguez
  • Danielle MacConnell
    Original story by
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    coming of age, drama, romance, slice of life
  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 3, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    4,700 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 2K
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Natalie Phillips

Natalie Phillips is a graduate from Fairleigh Dickinson University (class of 2016) with a BA in film production. She grew up north of Baltimore, MD and came to the NJ to pursue her dreams of becoming a filmmaker. Natalie prefers editing films but enjoys writing, direction, and the art department as well.

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