Chuck’s body of work examines socio-economic issues confronting our nation. Executive Producer David A. Rangelli’s documentary The Calling (2009), three individuals called to serve their faith. Co-Director/Producer 5 Days in July (2007) revisits the 1967 Newark Riots; Director/Co-producer Five Days in July (2007), a NPR drama written by playwright Tracey Scott Wilson. Producer/Director The Rural Studio (2002), an ITVS co-production, chronicles the extraordinary work of architect Samuel Mockbee and his Auburn University students. Co-Producer of William Garcia’s documentary A Day at a Time (1992), a portrait of a family raising twin girls with cerebral palsy (NHK Japan broadcast).
This is Dave’s first film producing credit following his successful entrepreneur
career. He passed away in November 2015. Dave was a childhood friend and a long time supporter of Director Chuck Schultz’s work.
Co-Founder/President Fog City Pictures, a San Francisco film production company. Co-Writer/Director feature Torn, starring John Heard, Dendrie Taylor and Faran Tahir. Producer Around June, a love story and family drama set in the shadows of the shipyards of San Francisco and Presque Isle, a feature written and directed by Sundance & Cannes-winning filmmaker Rob Nilsson. Jeremiah has worked as a director, producer, editor and educator in filmmaking for over twenty years. He is co- founder and President of the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking as known as FilmschoolSF since 2005.
This is Sharon’s first producing credit. A professional actress for over 25 years, she made her Broadway debut in The Scottsboro Boys, a role she originated at the Vineyard Theater. Recent Off-Broadway credits include: Dot by Tony Award nominee Colman Domingo at the Vineyard. Wild with Happy also by Domingo at the Public Theater, receiving a Lucille Lortel Award nomination and an Audelco Award. Film and television credits include: Todd Solondz film Weiner Dog (Spring 2016 release), Gotham, Blue Bloods, Taking Chance, Torn, Michael Clayton, Malcolm X, Die Hard With A Vengeance, Law & Order, and the webseries Hustling receiving a 2015 Indie Series Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama.
Kevin is a member of the Producers Guild Of America. He has produced feature narratives and an award-winning documentary. As the founder of a film production company, Portmanteau Films, he oversees all aspects of development with projects that will move to the production slate. He's the recipient of an award for his screenplay, Dark Jungle, that has received accolades from the Hollywood’s insider The Black List, and the Academy's script contest The Nicholl Fellowships.
Rachel RC Scott joined The Last Crop team in 2013 as an associate producer for its successful Indiegogo Campaign. In September 2015 she began developing and managing content for The Last Crop's social media sites. A New York City resident and a 2013 graduate of School of Visual Arts, Rachel has written, directed and edited videos, commercials, short films viewed by thousands online, and shown at national conventions. See her work at https://vimeo.com/rcscott.
Anna received the 2015 Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. Her credits include:
Seymour: An Introduction, a documentary directed by Ethan Hawke which follows Seymour Bernstein, an 84 year old pianist-turned-piano teacher. Premiered at Telluride Film Festival followed by the Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival. She is currently editing One Bullet Afghanistan, directed by Carol Dysinger, a documentary that explores the profound effect one stray bullet can have on a family, a community, a nation, and a war.
George is a filmmaker and editor. He recently penned and completed direction of his first feature film, Red Right Return. Editing credits include: Chris Aran’s short film, And Then I Woke; several episodic television series including Frenemies, Stalked: Someone’s Watching, Dirty Little Lies; and films Killer Instinct, Goodbye Sweetheart, Touching the Face of God, Heaven is Waiting and Moonlight Sonata.
David A. Ranghelli
Director of Photography
David’s credits include: The Calling (Director/Producer/ Cinematographer) Best Documentary Feature Costa Rica International Film Festival, Special Mention Cinematic Achievement Gasparilla Film Festival (2010) Cinematographer The Rural Studio, follows the extraordinary work of architect Samuel Mockbee and his Auburn University students.
Dave has worked in the cinema arts for over a decade on numerous dramatic, commercial, and documentary projects for clients that include: HBO, PBS, GOOGLE, NFL Films, and the History Channel.
Aerial Photography & Camera
Nick Anderson is committed to making films and telling stories that convey the power of individuals and ideas to transform our lives. He began working on The Last Crop in 2009, developing production as well as behind-the-scenes experience in feature documentaries. A graduate of Chapman University in 2006, he has completed a number of commercials, corporate videos, music videos, and short films.
Ben is an experienced filmmaker with over 10 years of experience. Ben’s work includes Director of Photography on the travel series Music Voyager broadcast on PBS and BBC and the series Last Glimpse’s Episode One: The Maldives. He a San Francisco native founded Panhandle Productions in 2007.
Justin works as a composer, music director, and orchestrator. His theater credits include: Musical Director for David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love at the Public Theater, Musical Director/Orchestrator for the hit musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway and the Public Theater. He lives in Queens.
Matt Stine is a music producer, remixer, composer and sound designer in New York City. He produces pop/hip hop records for artists such as Metermaids, David Byrne & St. Vincent, Styles P and more.
The Story Behind the film
In 2008 I headed to California’s Central Valley to find a story that would raise awareness surrounding the future of our nation’s food system. I came looking to address the inequality in our nation’s Farm Bill or perhaps chronicling the Slow Food Movement’s impact on California’s growers and food consumers. Instead I was struck by the lives and work of small family farmers Annie and Jeff Main of Good Humus Produce.
You see, after interviewing the Mains and other aging organic farmers in the Valley, I soon realized this farming generation was responsible for changing our food system for the better. These men and women are true stewards of our land and lovers of the art of farming. The Mains turned a 20- acre plot of grazing land into a diverse organic wonder where they grow stone fruit, citrus and row crops year round. Yet the Mains and many of their peers are now confronted with what will become of their organic farm’s future?
OVER ONE THIRD OF U.S. FARMERS ARE 65 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER
What is different about the Main’s succession story is that they began actively working to create an alternative farm succession that will not only pay them a fair price for their land but will ensure that their farm remain productive and affordable for future generations of farmers. They hoped to create a model for small farms to flourish in California and beyond.
As fate would have it, the Mains farm is just 10 miles from my good friends Randy and Susan’s home in the Sacramento Valley. Now empty nesters my friends offered their home as my production office and bed and breakfast for my crew. Another good friend, Jeremiah Birnbaum, the co-founder of the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking, offered in- kind camera equipment. It all began to come together and make sense even though I lived nearly 3,000 miles away.
The last piece of the puzzle was funding. After numerous unsuccessful film and foundation proposals I found my angel– my childhood friend Dave Holmes, who over the course of seven years become our Executive Producer. Added to the list of supporters are a group of high school classmates who helped with a house party. Our film would never have been completed without a successful Indiegogo campaign which raised some $56,000 from a diverse community of supporters, to whom we are eternally grateful. Finally, I want to express my sincere gratitude to our dedicated film crew, whose contributions are on the screen for all to see and listen to.
Randy Byrne & Susan Cohen Byrne, Leo & Judith Mason, William & Nancy Calisanti, Patricia & Joseph Spampinato, Joseph &, Patricia Hubert, Mary & Myles Rahill, Chris & Joe Pellegrino, Sheila Lynn Buckley Tow & Dean Tow, Rhett & Angela Zidziunias, Thomas & Karin Schall, Red Wall Productions, Prudential Foundation, Mary Caggiano, Deann Halper, Bengt Ostlund, Peter & Denise Fernandez, Bruce & Laura Presnick, Nancy Giles, San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking, Robert & Mary Ann Richiotti, Catherine Birkman, Linda Powell, Brian Massey, Grace Spampinato, William Ippoilto, Elveno Buono, Paul Cocco, Christine Koerner, Susan Peterson, Cicely Cottingham, Sean Cullen, Keith Smith, Dianne Orkin Footllck, Steven Raddigan, Ronda Priestner, Fog City Pictures, Laurel Richie, Nancy Gibbs, Tess Hartman, Caitlin Hawke, Gerardo & Mary Somoza, Dan Sherman, John Zidziunas, Jeremiah Birnbaum, Joe & Carol Ball, Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation, David A. Holmes, Ball Chiropractic, John Sconzo, Sarah James, Donna Guenther, Carmine Tedesco
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