A Kickstarter for A LIFE ON THE FARM has been launched this week.
The Found Footage Festival, the acclaimed touring showcase of odd and hilarious found videos, has announced a new documentary called A LIFE ON THE FARM, which seeks to uncover the mysteries behind a strange videotape found in rural England.
Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, whose credits include The Onion and The Colbert Report, discovered the tape last year after filmmaker Oscar Harding showed it to them backstage at a show in ilwaukee. They’ve kept the video and the documentary project a secret until now.
A Kickstarter for A LIFE ON THE FARM has been launched this week at ALOTFKickstarter.co.uk.
Did Charles Carson invent the “selfie”?
Oscar Harding’s grandfather passed away in the rural country of Somerset, England a decade
ago. Amongst his possessions was a video tape from one of his neighbors, an eccentric farmer
named Charles Carson. Self-shooting, editing and scoring everything manually, Charles’ home
movie is hilarious, imaginative and downright weird.
● A skeleton drag race
● A rendition of Scotland The Brave performed on pieces of tractor machinery
● A close-up look at a cow placenta
Filmmaking wasn’t Charles’ only talent - there’s a real argument to be made that he was an early pioneer of the Death Positivity Movement and the inventor of the “selfie”. He’s a great undiscovered outsider artist and it’s time his story was told. Desperate to learn more about the man and his movies, Oscar embarked on a years-long journey that’s been full of twists and turns. There’s far more to Charles’ story than his videos reveal.
A Life On The Farm is an exploration and celebration of Charles Carson and his movies...
A Life On The Farm is an exploration and celebration of Charles Carson and his movies, which
present a moving and laugh-out-loud document of a time and place in danger of being lost to
history. The Kickstarter lets people get involved in the film, with rewards including digital and
VHS versions of the finished movie, and a private virtual screening with Joe and Nick from the
Found Footage Festival.