Bug Farm

Reel South Shorts Episode 609 14m 16s

BUG FARM uses the premise of an unusual livestock to focus on new economic opportunities in agriculture, the future of our food industry, and most importantly, the individuals that will shape insect farming. This character-driven documentary follows four women—Maria, Dorinda, Porscha, and Tequila––who come to insect farming with disparate backgrounds and motivations.

About the filmmakers:
Lydia Cornett is a documentary filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. She is an alum of the UnionDocs Collaborative Studio and the Jacob Burns Film Center Creative Culture Fellowship, and she is a two-time recipient of the NYC Women’s Fund. Her short films have screened at numerous film festivals including BAMCinemaFest, Sheffield DocFest, AFI Docs, AspenShortsFest, and DOC NYC. Her work has been distributed and featured by The New Yorker, PBS Reel South, Nowness, and Vimeo Staff Picks.

Brit Fryer is a creative producer and filmmaker. His nonfiction projects (CARO COMES OUT & ACROSS, BEYOND, AND OVER) have shown at festivals including Indie Grits, NewFest, Outfest, Inside Out, MIX NYC, and Blackstar Film Festival. Brit is an alum of Sundance Ignite Fellowship, the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Creative Culture Fellowship, and is an ADCOLOR Future Fellow. He currently works for the “Made in NY” Post Production Training Program and holds a B.A. from Carleton College in Cinema and Media Studies