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"Every Footstep" Harvest in Holt

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"Every Footstep"  Harvest in Holt

All Things Norfolk are delighted to be able to share with you a short documentary "Every Footstep" which has been made by George Parker and Ben Barter and follows Kees Jones, a young farmer from Holt, whose life has revolved around his third-generation family farm, during the harvest season of 2020. 

Over the summer months, George and Ben spent many hours following Kees, documenting the various processes involved in harvest. They wanted to capture the spirit of the farming life, and also pay tribute to the romance of Norfolk's natural surroundings. Primarily, the film is a portrayal of Kees; his life and his work, conveying that the two things are synonymous with one another. They found particular poignance in Kees’ passion for his job, demonstrating the great value that can be found in pursuing work that is meaningful.

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George and Ben began filming the documentary in July of 2020. Seeing that Ben and George were both childhood friends of Kees, access to him and his farm was very easy and informal. They spent July and August making regular trips to the farm, spending the odd day here and there with Kees and documenting his day-to-day activities ( and trying their best not to get in the way! ). They finished filming in late September, with harvest coming to a close and the pair of them having to go back to their final year of University. The editing process took a couple of months and the final cut was finished in time for Christmas. They are happy with the final product and very much enjoyed the time they spent on the farm. They know that Kees enjoyed the process as well; frankly, George and Ben think he just liked a bit of company - It does get lonely out on those tractors !

To view the documentary "Every Footstep" please click on the image below

 

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About George Parker (22) and Ben Barter (22)

The pair are in their final years of University and are both pursuing careers in film. They are local to Norfolk - Ben lives in Foulsham and George lives in Fakenham. They are great lovers of Norfolk and the English countryside, which translates well on screen.

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