Strange but true… A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from the Director of Casting and Talent at Cineflix Productions. They are contemplating starting up a documentary style show on urban farmers and would we be interested in talking to them about being on it?
At first I thought it was a hoax e-mail and almost trashed it. Then I Googled Cineflix and, yep, they are real and do a fair amount of programming for HGTV and A & E. I then almost trashed it a second time because who wants to be THAT psychotic, screaming dysfunctional family on TV who lives on an urban farm?
But of course curiosity got the better of me and I had a phone conversation with the Director. Totally nice and energetic guy and we talked through what their concept is and what they are looking for and what we would NOT be interested in doing. Mark and I talked about it that evening and decided we would be interested in exploring this further.
A week ago we had a Skype/webcam interview with the Director. I think it was horrible! The connection was so bad both visually and sound quality wise I don’t know how anything meaningful could come of it. He asked great questions which would have been fun to answer if it had been a free flowing conversation. Oh well! It is out of my hands now and in his to edit the interview and send it to the production team in London for whatever next steps there are for us. I have no idea if or when we’ll hear from them again.
When this opportunity was first presented I asked myself “what could I have to offer? We’re just too normal.” And then I realized we have a lot to show people. We are constantly asked how/why/how hard is it to do what you do? We educate a lot on why this is a great lifestyle or the benefits to the foods we raise. People LOVE visiting our farm, hearing stories and learning about micro farming.
We get told that we inspire people – which really is our goal. Hopefully, we can continue it for a long time to come and maybe have the chance to touch more people than we had ever thought of.