Athens International Film and Video Festival 2018
Cucalorus, Big Sky Doc, IFF Boston, Indie Grits, Hot Springs Doc, Newburyport Doc, Chagrin Doc, Southern Circuit
An Ohio couple attempts to restart a family dairy farm.
Providing an intimate look at the struggles of small scale farmers in America, Shaena Mallett’s understated but thoughtful portrait follows Nick and Celeste Nolan, who are working the land that previously belonged to Nick’s late grandfather. Unwilling to see his family’s farm become swallowed up by large industrial farming, Nick tries to reinvent it, with Celeste leading the charge on the cheese production that keeps them afloat. When tragedy strikes their biggest customer, the couple fears for the farm’s sustainability, and worries if they will have anything left to pass on to their young children.