Boone documents the journey of three young farmers in Southern Oregon risking land, business and friendship to confront the United States Department of Agriculture.
This is an experiential film: there are no interviews with farmers or agricultural experts. The goal is the experience; dealing with the realities of a season of farming and the physical and emotional grit born of self-reliance.
Filmed over two years, Boone is a sensual homage to the liberation inherent in self-discipline and risk.
Christopher LaMarca / Director and Cinematographer
Award winning photographer and first time filmmaker Christopher LaMarca is based in Portland, Oregon. Christopher’s monograph, Forest Defenders: The Confrontational American Landscape, was published by powerHouse Books in 2008. He was chosen to participate in the International Center of Photography’s triennial exhibition (2007), New York Photo festival (2009) and Lishui photo festival in China (2010). He has garnered numerous awards, including PDN's 30 Emerging Photographers, PDN Annual, NPPA's Best of Photography, and most recently American Photography 28 (2012).
Christopher has reported on Environmental and Energy issues for 7 years for magazine such as Rolling Stone, GQ, Fortune, Newsweek and The London Sunday Times magazine. His photographs of Natural Gas extraction and the impacts on human health were used on the senate floor regarding energy legislation. To view more of Christopher’s work please visit his website.
Katrina Taylor / Producer & Assistant Editor
Award winning filmmaker Katrina Taylor has worked in the field of documentary film production & distribution for over eight years. She has edited and produced projects for the Academy Award winning Empowerment Project, The Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership and Habitat for Humanity. Her collaborative work with Elon University on the AIDS epidemic has trained Peace Corps on the ground in Namibia as well as in educational programming abroad. She most recently served as the Director of Acquisitions for Collective Eye Inc. in Portland, Oregon. To view more of Katrina’s work please visit her website.
For all inquiries about the film, please email the filmmakers.