we tell stories
We tell stories using a cinematic approach; each frame thoughtfully composed of beautiful imagery and with an ear for the narrative structure. We thrive on telling a good story with compelling characters in the hopes of enlightening, empowering and educating others.
Our method is collaborative, believing that everyone involved is a key element to the finished product.
Although we have produced a number of PSA's, short films and two award winning full-length documentaries around the topic of sustainable agriculture, we welcome the opportunity to bring to light any good story that needs to be told.
Let us tell yours.
TERRA FIRMA (2014) Trailer
A full length documentary film.
Since 2001 over 280,000 women have been sent to the Middle East to serve in the War On Terror. Often traumatized by their experiences, they return home changed. Terra Firma weaves together the stories of three female veterans who were among the first to deploy, serving in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq.
After struggling for years with combat related PTSD, they have each found ways to heal the hidden wounds of war through farming.
Through intimate interviews these courageous women share their motivations for joining the service, their experiences as females in the military and the impact of war on their lives.
- Official Selection / World Premiere 2014 Sarasota Film Festival
- WINNER JURY AWARD 2014 Rome International Film Festival
- WINNER Best Of Fest 2015 Colorado Environmental Film Festival
- WINNER Best Food Film 2015 Cinema Verde Film Festival
- Official Selection 2015 Sacramento Food Film Festival
- EMMY AWARD 2016 Interview/Discussion-Program/Special - SF/N.CA Chapter NATAS
Official website: terrafirmafilm.com
Watch TERRA FIRMA now: Streaming OnLine
Internet Movie Database-imdb: imdb.com/TERRA FIRMA
"Rare honesty" Civil Eats
"An awesome film" Upworthy
"TERRA FIRMA redefines who we think of as a natural hero" Valerie A. Landes - PBS Producer
"A thoughtful and inspiring film" Booklist Online
Natural Heroes: Terra Firma
- WINNER: Our half-hour version of TERRA FIRMA for KRCB TV22 series “Natural Heroes” has won an EMMY - San Francisco/N.CA region.
Thank you to series producer Valerie Landes and all the PBS television stations across the US for airing our project.
GROW! (2011) Trailer
A full length documentary film that captures the energy, passion and independence of a fresh crop of young farmers.
It's not just 'Old MacDonald' on the farm anymore. All across the U.S. there is a growing movement of educated young people who are leaving the cities to take up an agrarian life. Armed with college degrees, some are unable to find jobs in the current economic slump. Fed up with corporate America and its influence on a broken food system, they aim to solve some of the current system's inequities by growing clean, fair food. Mostly landless, they borrow, rent or manage farmland in order to fulfill their dreams of doing something meaningful with their lives.
GROW! takes a look at this new generation of sustainable farmers through the eyes, hearts and minds of 20 passionate, idealistic and fiercely independent young growers. In the film they speak of both the joys and the challenges involved in tending the land.
Filmed on 12 farms throughout the state of Georgia during an entire growing season, GROW! provides an honest and inspiring look at this next generation of farmers.
- Best American Documentary - Rome International Film Festival
- Best Feature - Colorado Environmental Film Festival
- Focus Award - Montana Cine International Film Festival
- Best of Category - Montana Cine International Film Festival
- Best Documentary - Asheville Cinema Festival
- Earth Award - Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival
- Audience Choice - Atlanta Docufest
- Savannah Film Festival
- Slow Motion Food Film Fest-Nova Scotia
- Wild And Scenic Film Festival
- Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival-New Zealand
- Crossroads Documentary Film Festival-Graz Austria
- Life Sciences Film Festival-Prague
- Nanaimo Global Film Festival-Vancouver BC
- Salt Springs Film Festival-Salt Springs Isl BC
Watch GROW! online:
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On iTunes around the world:
Australia/ New Zealand/ France/ Germany/ Canada/ Belgium/ Spain/ Italy/
“Anthony-Masterson beautifully pairs their creative eye and artful storyline with uncompromising integrity to produce films that matter.”
Alice Rolls, Georgia Organics Executive Director
Georgia's Farmer Veterans (2016)
1 of 4 in series: Jon Jackson/Comfort Farms
In this series four farmer veterans speak of how they are using the skills learned in the military on their farms, the benefits of Agri-therapy for former soldiers and the fulfillment that farming brings to their lives.
Produced for Georgia Organics and funded by a grant from the USDA’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach. the series tells the diverse stories of farmer veterans who talk about their love spotlights 4 farmer veterans.
The BUGG FARM (2016) Trailer
A Documentary Short
The Bugg Farm is a tribute to the heritage of strong black farmers who have managed to survive and keep the land in the family for future generations. The farm, which originally comprised over one thousand acres was owned by T.J. Bugg, a former slave who was given the land by the owner of the plantation on which he had toiled.
Following in the footsteps of his ancestors, Addis Bugg, the great, great, great grandson of T.J. Bugg has recently returned to the family farm in Georgia to carry on the farm's legacy and become the 6th generation to farm the land.
- OFFICIAL SELECTION 2016 Indie Grits Film Festival - Columbia SC - April 16, 2016
Watch The BUGG FARM
WE FARM GEORGIA (2015)
1 of 10 in series: Gabby Montoya
The series features an inspiring cast of African Americans, Latinos, Asians and Veterans who speak of their drive, passion and the challenges facing Georgia’s sustainable and diverse farming community.
Produced for Georgia Organics and Funded by a grant from the USDA’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach.
- WE FARM GEORGIA / Gabby Montoya is a WINNER at 2015 Cause + Effect Film Festival.
- WE FARM GEORGIA / Gabby Montoya is an OFFICIAL SELECTION at 2016 Film For (A Better) Future Festival - Atlanta, GA - May 7, 2016
"In a world where deadlines and deliverables matter, it’s a pleasure to work with as talented and professional a production team as Anthony-Masterson. I can always count on their work to be on-time and exceed my expectations for quality and craft. And I’m constantly amazed by their ability to find rapport with their diverse subjects and grab the human heart inside the project.”
Donn Cooper, Farmer Services Coordinator at Georgia Organics
Acta Non-Verba Youth Urban Farm Project in Oakland, CA
On land donated by the city, Kelly D. Carlisle has created an oasis where children learn how to grow food as well as the importance of good nutrition.
“As a production team as well as individuals, Anthony-Masterson are amazing. They put me and everyone else involved at ease immediately. They had the unique capability to let ANV's story unfold naturally and allow us to share our mission and vision organically. Being so easy to work with, we completely forgot about the fact that there would be an end product in the form of this short piece. We were thrilled that it came out so well and that we are able to share our story in this beautiful way!"
Kelly D. Carlisle, Executive Director
Global Growers Network
A short piece about the work of The Global Growers Network, an organization that provides support for the food producing refugee community in Metro Atlanta.
A New Breed of Farmers
A PSA designed to help change perceptions about what a farmer is in America today featuring five women farmers from Georgia.
Episode: Cover Crops
A three year project (2012-2014), of short informational pieces specific to organic agriculture in Georgia by farmers for farmers.
Produced for Georgia Organics and financed by a grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.