Oscar®-winning documentary filmmaker, James Moll, has unveiled an advance trailer and website for his latest film, Farmland, which is now in post-production. The feature length documentary follows the next generation of American farmers and ranchers, examining the lives of farmers and ranchers in their 20s, in various regions across the US.  The advance trailer and information about the film is now available at www.farmlandfilm.com.

“I make documentaries because it’s a thrill to explore new topics and meet people that I might not otherwise cross paths with,” said Moll. “While making Farmland, I found myself immersed in a community of some of the most hard working, passionate people I’ve ever met.  This film isn’t just about what it’s like to be a farmer, it’s about a way of life. It’s also about a subject that affects our lives daily.”

The film website offers some general background information about the film, full color photographs from the making of the documentary and the theatrical trailer.

The film, made with generous support from the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®), gives viewers a firsthand glimpse into the lives of these young farmers and ranchers, their high-risk/high-reward jobs and their passion for a way of life that, more often than not, is passed down from generation to generation.

Moll received a Grammy® for directing and producing Foo Fighters: Back and Forth and an Academy Award® for his film The Last Days. During his filmmaking career, Moll has directed and produced numerous documentaries covering topics from the Holocaust to an epic trek across the Sahara Desert, teaming up with heavy-weights such as Matt Damon and Steven Spielberg along the way.

Farmland will premiere nationwide in spring 2014.

About Allentown Productions

Based at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, Allentown Productions is a film and television production company specializing in non-fiction filmmaking. Allentown Productions was established by filmmaker James Moll, who was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania – hence, the name of the company. His work as a documentary director/producer has earned him numerous awards including an Academy Award®, two Emmy Awards®, a Grammy Award®, and Peabody Award, among others. 

About U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance

USFRA consists of nearly 80 farmer – and rancher-led organizations and their agricultural partners representing virtually all aspects of agriculture. It works to engage in dialogues with consumers who have questions about how today’s food is grown and raised. USFRA is committed to continuous improvement and supporting U.S. farmers and ranchers efforts to increase consumer confidence and trust in today’s agriculture.

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Contacts:

Lisa Cassady, USFRA, cassady@usfraonline.org or 636.449.5046

Kristin Loretta, Ketchum on behalf of USFRA, kristin.loretta@ketchum.com or 310.295.3334