If you’re wondering whether the Wheat Harvest Movie project is still on…the answer is a huge YES!! We’ve shot our initial footage this summer (read about our harvest adventures on the blog site: http://www.greatamericanwheatharvest.com/blog/ ) and are now working on raising the rest of the funds we need to make this movie happen.
Our plan moving forward is as follows:
1. Finish working on an updated movie trailer that we can use for promotions and fund-raising.
2. Raise the funds we need from companies that support the harvest: John Deere, New Holland, AGCO, Kansas Farm Bureau, and others. We’re also working on writing for grants from foundations and other organizations. We’re so glad the US Custom Harvesters organization has come on board as our primary sponsor! Without them, we couldn’t have even begun working on this!!
3. Next spring (2012) we begin full production on the film, following the harvest start to finish. We’ll begin by attending the USCHI convention in Grand Island, NE in March. We’ll then connect with our harvest crews at their home bases to film harvest preparations and follow them on their harvest run.
4. We’ll wrap up production in the Fall of 2012, begin editing, and have a finished product ready for national broadcast and distribution early in 2013. We hope to be able to have a premier at the same time as the 2013 USCHI convention; we’ll keep you posted on this.
Thanks for your interest, and please pass this information on to everyone who may be interested!
Producer/Director, The Wheat Harvest Movie
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