A Local Film - The Scaffold Farmer
As an amateur director with the desire to showcase the struggles in the life of farmers, Clint Taynan grabbed the opportunity to join a local film festival highlighting real-life stories of people in the Cordillera region.
With minimal funds and a bit of sponsorship support, the success of the continuation of the film lies on the support of you, reading this campaign. With an aim for it to be submitted to other local and international film festivals, the team cannot do it alone.
It is our desire to put a realistic point of view on the challenges and different circumstances that many of our farmers face. This short movie revolves around the story of one particular urban farmer faced with a difficult choice that could make or break his future.
"Struggling to buy back and pay his father's debt, Mark engages in urban farming with the hope to become a learning site. Being a learning site will help raise funds to pay his fathers' debt. Establishing his scaffold farm took his lifesaving and productive career years but only to be robbed of his farmland which his dad sold to a deceitful policeman. His life turns into a spiral downfall when his health takes a downturn and his family begins to misinterpret his actions. He engages in a different path when he saw his son affected by his frame of mind."
As we develop a current 10-minute film entry (in the Montanosa Film Festival 2021) to 20-minute and 30-minute versions, art alone cannot support the team. We need financial support to assist the crew, as well as the actual farmers and farms for filming gadgets, software, allowances, and farm equipment.
Thus, we knock upon your hearts to support our creative endeavor as we move forward with our project to promote the actual stories of farmers in Benguet and the Cordillera region.
The Scaffold Farmer is currently a finalist in the Montanosa Film Festival 2021.