EXCITING NEWS! We are so pleased to announce that Addicted to Sheep has been selected to screen at Ashland Independent Film Festival, in Oregon (USA), one of the coolest film festivals in the world according to MovieMaker!
We are looking forward to participating in this lively and vibrant festival that attracts over 7,000 film lovers in this historic town the Washington Post called “a dream you’ll never want to leave”. We hope this is the launchpad for the long awaited release of the film onto the North American market. For those of you who live on the Western seaboard this is an opportunity not to be missed to see it on the big screen. The festival runs from the 7th to 11th of April and Addicted to Sheep will be screened on Friday 8th of April at 3.30pm local time at The Historic … Read More »
Set in the North Pennines, Addicted to Sheep is an intimate portrait of a year in the life of tenant hill farmers Tom and Kay Hutchinson as they try to breed the perfect sheep.
Through the rain, shine, sleet and snow we see them toil away against the stunning landscapes of North East England and witness the hard work it takes just to survive. Their three children are growing up close to the land, attending a school entirely comprised of farmers’ children, thoroughly immersed in their remote rural world. While the odds often seem stacked against them, the film conveys the importance of a balanced family life and the good humour that binds this tight knit community together.
Beautifully observed, this heartwarming film provides an insight into the past, present and future of a way of life far removed from the high-tech … Read More »
We still can’t believe that we have completed the 85 minutes version of Addicted to Sheep. We still have a lot of things to do in order to take the film to audiences but the team thought that before we continue on our journey, it was time for celebration! We are a happy bunch!
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In the last four years there have been lots of twists and turns but thanks to our great team and all of you who supported us, The Addicted to Sheep Team is now proud to say WE HAVE DONE IT! and announce that we have officially completed our first indie documentary Addicted to Sheep.
However, it doesn’t stop here. In fact, some would say it all starts now!
We have already started to enter the film into film festivals across the globe and will enter more in the weeks to come. We are now working on our new trailer. It’s looking great so far and is funny and full of engaging characters but still some work to do. We hope it’ll make everyone want to watch the film!
We are also in the process of organising a ‘sneak preview’ for the people involved in … Read More »
As you may already know we are now in post-production with our first independent documentary film Addicted to Sheep. We are nearly there! If you would like to be part of our journey and learn a little bit about our thought processing behind the making of the film, please read our weekly blogs ‘Tales from the Edit’. Every week, you will learn more about filmmaking and the work that goes into making an 80- minute documentary. Amongst some of the great things we have been doing, we have worked with Chris Watson, one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena and James Burrell, a London based composer, songwriter and music producer, specialising in children’s television, feature documentary films and the development of recording artists. Feel free to get in touch if you would like more information about our film … Read More »
We set out to raise £7K to complete our first indie feature-length documentary, Addicted to Sheep 2 weeks ago. With a three week campaign in mind, all from our own website to minimise admin fees, it’s been a steep learning curve, fun and frantic at times. We’re now moving into the final week and have learnt a lot! It’s about building an audience as much as raising the funds. Reaching out and raising awareness. Listening too.
There’s still time to be part of this very special film. Find out how you can be involved by visiting our donate page
We’ve been very busy co-producing our first indie feature length documentary and are now starting to let people know a little bit more about it while we are in post-production.
Directed and filmed by one of our film directors Magali Pettier, it’s been a labour of love and the rest of the team has gradually become hooked, as the title suggests. It’s a beautifully shot, heart warming film that allows you to view a world you don’t normally get to see up close.
Addicted to Sheep is an intimate portrait of a year in the life of a tenant farming family who live 1300 feet above sea level in Upper Teesdale. Nothing about their lives seems easy, but with passion and dedication Tom, Kay and their 3 young children (Jack, Esme and Hetty) aspire to succeed in this beautiful, but also harsh … Read More »