Submissions for 2020 Now Open
Submission call for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 now open!
A vegetarian beef farmer struggles with his conscience every time he takes his cows to slaughter. Feeling completely trapped within the industry, he realises that he must make a change. He decides to set about doing what no farmer in the UK has ever done before, by transforming his meat farm into an organic plant based farm. Taking a step into the unknown, Jay must decide what to do with the existing cattle on the farm who are set to be slaughtered. This is the story of the first beef farmer in England to save every one of his cows from slaughter.
Alex is a film maker from a little town called Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. Enjoying the act of storytelling from a young age and having been inspired by the gritty British works of Ken Loach and Shane Meadows, Alex decided to set about a career in film. A graduate of Film Production from the University of Gloucestershire, Alex has spent the last 7 years working on low- no budget narratives and documentaries whilst making a living working within the corporate film sphere. Alex’s ambition is to spend his career making films from an ethical standpoint which shed light on difficult issues. As his most ambitious independent film yet, Alex has hopes that 73 Cows will serve as an introduc- tion to himself as filmmaker.
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