SHAENA MALLETT  DIRECTOR, CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR

Shaena Mallett is a documentary filmmaker, editor, award-winning photographer, and teacher. She grew up on a family homestead and to this day prefers to be outside.

She graduated from Ohio University where she produced a participatory story project focused on several women and their relationships to land. She worked as an assistant editor on three short documentary films produced by the Maine Farmland Trust and Seedlight Pictures that explore the growing pains of the local food movement. Her stories are often found on backroads, entangled in roots, relationships with land, and what it means to be "home." Farmsteaders will be her first full-length film. 

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KELLY CREEDON  EDITOR

Kelly Creedon is a documentary filmmaker who uses intimate storytelling as a means to explore communities and the questions that unite and divide us. Her short documentary film In This World was awarded a 2015 Alexia Foundation Grant, and she was the Editor-in-Chief and cinematographer for Whole Hog: The Power of Pork, an award-winning exploration of the complex landscape of the hog industry in North Carolina. She hold an M.A. in visual communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she studied documentary filmmaking and photography. She is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. 

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CHAD A. STEVENS  PRODUCER, POST-PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

After nearly ten years of filming Chad A. Stevens’ first feature-length documentary, Overburden, was released in 2015. Overburden – described by the Huffington Post as “One of the most timely, poetic and informed film documentaries of the year” – has screened around the globe and was broadcast on the WORLD Channel in 2017. 

As an Associate Professor in Visual Communication at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Stevens teaches courses in photojournalism and documentary storytelling. His work has been recognized in national and international competitions including an Emmy in New Approaches in Documentary. Overburden has received many honors including the Special Jury Prize at the Banff Mountain Film festival, Best Environmental Film Award at the New York Wild Film Festival and Honorable Mention for the Full Frame Film Festival Nicholas School for the Environmental Award. 

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WITH SUPPORT FROM

 

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Director Shaena Mallett

Producer Chad A. Stevens

Cinematography Shaena Mallett

Editor Kelly Creedon

Executive Producer Angie Grace 

Consulting Editors D.L. Anderson, Carlos Sandoval and Chad A. Stevens

Additional Editing Shaena Mallett

Additional Cinematography Brooke LaValley and Chad A. Stevens

Field Sound David Holm

Re-Recording Mixer David Hill

Colorist Alan Maynard C.S.I.

Music  
“Beautiful Things” Written and Performed by Tyler Strickland

“Family” Written and Performed by Tyler Strickland

“Out of the Blue” Written and Performed by Tyler Strickland

“Ukelele Interlude” by Shaena Mallett

“Memory Wind” by Podington Bear

“Salted Caramel” by Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn

“Drone Pine” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Drone Thistle” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Snowmelt” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Softly Through Closed Eyes” by Lee Resolver

 

SPECIAL THANK YOUS

Eric Johnson
Kate Medley
Jackie Olive
Eric Maierson
Ashley Panzera
Catherine Orr
Tara Mathur
Emily Harrold
Sara Bell
Elaine Sheldon
Todd Tue
Ryan Ford
Cameron Goodyear
Gezina Alice Plumb
Olivia Dawson
Lauren Budin
Sophia Borazanian
Ken and Dara Harper
Rio Harper
Amelie Harper
Rosemary Joy
Terry Eiler
Gary Kirk
Kenny Richards
Nicole Dagesse
Molly Jo Stanley
Cindy Parker
Toby Shimin

 

 

Osha James Heartwood
Center for Documentary Studies
Mother Nature Network
The Athens News
Modern Farmer
GRIT Magazine
Huffington Post
The Weston A. Price Foundation
Athens Farmers Market
the Wild Ramp
Ohio Cheese Guild
Look3 Festival of the Photograph
Victoria Hindley
In the Hills and the Hollows Documentary
Marc Maximov
D.L. Anderson
Elisabeth Haviland James
Ben Wiessner
Jesse Paddock
Leslie Cunningham
Julia Wall
Elena Rue
Jasmine Bowles
Sophia Nahli Allison
Ligaiya Romero
Chi-Ho Lee
Ted Richardson
Jason Arthurs


 

 

KICKSTARTER CONTRIBUTORS

Mike Costello
Ryan Ford
Fifth Season Gardening Co.
New England Cheesemaking Supply Co.
Jenna Mallett
Bethany Mallett
Jonny Leicht
Cameron Goodyear
Chrissy Utt
Keely Kernan
Michael Tedesco
Marissa Chenoweth
Casey Toth
Julie Thomson
Michael Harper
Megan Birk
Arie Frame
Kevin Fry
Christa Christian
Loren Holmes
Jordan Sperko
Emily Provenzano
Rhonda Wilkinson
Kelly Walsh
Spencer Kate Darling
Ariana Van den Akker
Grant Hackney
Local Roots Market & Cafe
Liz Lindsey
Lisa Brokaw
Julie PF
Catherine Carter
Susan DeLaurentis
Courtney Potter
Nina Pettry
Sam Owens
Laura Vaughn
Dale's Fried Pies
Maria Fearer
Shawn Seiler
Kristy List
Brett Marshall
Jana Strahan
Roger May
Robert Wholey
Kenneth Case-Cohen
Laura Martin
Bachtell/Tucker Family
Andrea Morales
Elyse Butler
Laurie Jurs
Wrenn Johnston
Alix Blair
Ashley Hoffman
Denise and Ed Mallett
Will Stapleton
Laura Ruel
Conor Patrick Hogan
Margo Blair
Holly Sweeney
Shey Zanotti
Michelle Elkevizth
Kate Medley
John C. Lyons
David K. Harper
Sara Belle Earle
Robinson Earle
Jeff Womack
Dani Hurst Brown
Jolie Simpkins
Gunderson Homestead
Rachel Molenda
Joe Belle
Stacey Kerr
Loraine Wancata
Sommer Sobin
Lara Householder
Peter Hoffman
Susan Marie
Emily Hollida
Elena Rue
Katelyn Semon
Sarah VanTassel Pellatiro
Liz Borda
Bob and Rita Krasen
Rose Watson-Ormond
Lori Wallace
Kent Rand
Anita Gage
Hannah Barefoot
Jay Heinz
Tamara L Mitchell
Scott Strazzante
Kathlene Boone
Eric Miller
Eileen Mignoni
Elizabeth Ladzinski
Catrina Otonoga
Peter Rock
Nate Lotze
Samantha King
Brenda Hewit
Desiree Hunter
Sandra Ester
Leslie Albanese
Paula and Roger Minnicks
Rhoda Thomason
Raylene McCalman
Melissa Pope
Dee Marie Rawlinson
Cassie & Stefan Mullins
Kendyl Meadows
Alyssa Hunter
Julia Dengate
Evalyn Cresencia
Christine Dutrow
Douglas Stuchel
Nick Fox
Charlene Newing
Andreas Lolopulos
Dan Youhon
Ashley Repp
Maria Farinacci
Warren Johnston
Elizabeth Guthrie
Ryan Sperko
Geoff Hansen
Mark Bishop
Jen Kessler
Lauren Frohne
Manuela Marin Salcedo
Michele Molano
Kent Koester
Sandy Kasper
Kristen Polzien
Cornish Technologies
Andrew Carmichael
George Konstanzer
Jen Choate
Bruce Mosher
Erin Baldwin
Connie Ebaugh
Kevin Dean
Carolynn Willett
Jen Lewis
Mona Jacobson
Jeff Morrison
Barbara E Gill
Josh Lev
David D Bair
James Wm Ball III
Celia Talbot Tobin
Kelsey Naylor
Ray Whitehouse
Kelly Brown
Carole Prevost
Meg Wilson
Lauri Grigg
Agnes Hapka
Katie Englert
Sarah Brooks
Julia Marino
Libby March
Don E Willey
Mark Cross
Rob Mattson
Dillon Deaton
Emily Rhyne
Morgan  Noelle Smith
Rachel Hazlett
Kim Calhoun
Diane Cook
Kyla
Erik Jacobs
Jane Boyd
Gabriela Filasky Arp
Hannah Stewart
Molly Parks
Melissa Williams
Bob Sacha
Jessie Gladdek
Heather Tornes
Kelly Creedon
Dinah Alice Berkeley
Eric Osborne
Theo Stroomer
Mark and Carol Hewitt
Marianne Carter-Maschal
Alicia Nicholson
Vittles Films
Rob Boyer
Jennifer Gable
Megan Dooley
Cam Robert
Rhys David Riddell
Lauren Budin
Amanda Eason
Sarah Green
Gregory Pruden
Trace Ramsey
Suzy Hines
Mary Azoy
Elizabeth List
Ian C. Bates
Kyla Basher
Sara Grayce
Elaine Sheldon