NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (KPNS/LaRue County Herald News)– After several years in the making, a farm safety movie is being filmed at a family farm in New Haven.
Part of the movie is being filmed at the Pottinger Family Farm (Affinity Farms) in New Haven and the rest of the movie is being filmed at a farm in Iowa. Well-known producer Sam Goldberg is the lead producer of the film.
Although different titles have been promoted for the film such as “Silo: Edge of the Real World,” Goldberg said that they don’t have a confirmed title yet and they are calling it a farm rescue movie at this time.
Goldberg said the idea for the film came from the director of it, Marshall Josh Burnette.
“Marshall was driving home one night and heard a radio story about a grain entrapment of a farmer in Illinois. He heard it a few years ago and he thought it would make a great idea for a movie,” Goldberg said. “We were mutual friends and he approached me about it so we developed the idea into a screen play. I am from New York and had a lot of interest in the subject. We worked on a script and here we are now.”
Goldberg said the film will be a 90 minute film that will feature a lot of suspense about agriculture.
“Its an ensemble cast with six main characters, all of who are grappling with a farm accident, as it is happening, while a local fire department is trying to get this kid out of a grain bin. The movie in total will have 20 cast members and more than 50 crew members. Quint’s dad is in it and his wife, but we are still hoping to get Quint in it,” Goldberg said. “We are doing some curriculum in conjunction with the movie and we made a documentary that most FFA teachers now have and use about grain rescues. The movie we are filming now is a scripted movie and not a documentary. It is not a training film, but there will be elements of the film that will educate people on farm safety.”
Goldberg went on to say that he is hoping the movie will make it to the theaters next summer depending on how wide a distribution deal they receive for it.
“We are hoping the film also goes on Netflix, Itunes, TV broadcasts, internationally and more. We hope to have a nice wide range for it,” Goldberg said. “I want to produce movies that connect people and produce empathy. This film will do that."