LOST ARTS, a three screen, immersive film experience explores the art and culture of agriculture in the Hudson Valley. Beyond being a tool for education and a response to our current social and ecological climate, the film is a sensory celebration of the bounty of the Hudson Valley and the profound wisdom that has been unearthed and cultivated here for thousands of years.
By looking to the past for forgotten methods, techniques, and philosophies, today’s farmers have found more innovative, sustainable, and equitable ways forward.
A DISPARU FILM with BARNS ART CENTER
Inspired camera work and the written word combine to push documentary and marketing into the same space as feature films. Regardless of genre, our sole purpose is to make the audience feel something without ever realizing why. You never want to see the hand of the filmmakers, you just want to experience it.
Chris Rahm, Devin Pickering, and Kashka Glowacka are film enthusiasts, serving as directors, cinematographers, producers, editors, and more. Northguild was established because we recognize strength in the sum of our parts. We call on seasoned creative visionaries to join us as we custom tailor a crew for each film. Meet the guild.
Award-winning story-telling is the result of captivating the audience. It involves characterizing a feeling and what’s taking place within the confines of a frame–where the story exists. Yet, it’s more than just a visual frame, it’s the music, the sound of the environment, the direction in which the camera motivates it’s viewers and communicates a feeling.
The freshest frames and notes from the field.
HUDSON VALLEY FARM HUB PORTRAITS
The Hudson Valley Farm Hub is a non-profit center for resilient agriculture located on 1,500 acres of prime farmland in Hurley, NY. Their mission is to foster an equitable and ecologically resilient food system in the Hudson Valley – one that serves the needs of our communities while working in partnership with nature.
These short film portraits of Farm Hub team members illuminates the variety of backgrounds, professional expertise, and life experiences that they, along with our other valued team members, bring to the farm.
The documentary follows three Hudson Valley residents over the course of a 10-week storytelling workshop. Along the way, the participants experience the transformative power of true storytelling; they face mental illness, childhood neglect and addiction head-on; and, ultimately, share deeply personal stories about love, loss and triumph.