Sunday, June 3, 2012

"Crafing A Nation" Documentary Film Crew Here

Courtney Cobb rigs up the mike on Van Burnette
It was a beautiful crisp spring day, just right for the film crew of Crafting A Nation to come out and interview me for their upcoming film about the economic impact of the craft beer industry in America.  The crew is currently in Asheville filming for a few days and came out to add a segment to the film about local hop production.

The film is directed by Tom Kolicko out of the Denver Colorado area where he has already produced a fine documentary called "Beer Culture The Movie".  You can get a look at their facebook page here!/beerculturemovie  also you can check out the progress of their new movie "Crafting A Nation" on Facebook as well.

After watching their first movie, I am proud to be a part their fine filming skills. These guys are also going to get this film into such venues as the Sundance Film Festival and the New York Film Festival as well as video markets such as NetFlix.  It will be great publicity regardless for our local beer industry and for our local grown farms movement.

The crew sets up their next scene
I presented a good plug to North Carolina State University Extension Service, ASAP, and to Pisgah Brewing Company during the interview as well as the research and work that we do on the farm. This film should give a great boost to publicizing all that is going on here in this part of North Carolina. Hopefully it will be a good shot for our tours on the farm also.

What did they ask?  Well, let me just say, you don't have to ask Van Burnette much to get him talking.  They soon realized that the most important thing to ask me is "When are you going to be shutup?"  All kidding aside, we talked mainly about creating a new crop that creates a symbiotic relationship with a new emerging industry here and nation wide.  It was a lot of fun and I wish much success for them.

My good friend Tony Mackley and volunteer Lee Snelgrove from Columbia, SC got up at 7 am. on Saturday to come out for the shoot.  They played the part that they do best, working behind the star.  Really though, they sure helped get the farm looking great and were in the background working as they filmed.

I will keep up to date as the year progresses on this project.  Meet the crew below.
Videographers Brendan Harris and Noa Mittman, Producer Courtney Cobb, Director, Writer, Producer Thomas Kolicko, Star Van Burnette, and Producer Deana Macdonald

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