THE FILM IS FINISHED
submitting to festivals
wide release late summer
The Soul of A Farmer follows Patty Gentry, a former chef, as she battles to earn a living on her three acre Early Girl Farm on Long Island. Isabella Rossellini, from whom Patty rents her land tells us, “Patty is the Picasso of vegetables!”
The 35 minute documentary explodes the romance of Farm-To-Table. Buying fresh produce directly from farmers and at farm stands is wonderful. But for the farmer, sitting across from us, her job is a constant struggle. We watch Patty work her butt off with her mostly female team seven days a week, trying grow the vegetables her top chef clients treasure, figure out ways to improve her yield, make the soil healthy, and stay afloat.
Isabella Rossellini, actor/activist, daughter of Ingrid Bergman, owns the land Patty rents in Brookhaven, Long Island, saving 18 acres from development.
Missy Robbins, chef/restaurateur, Lilia and Misi in Brooklyn. Best Chef NYC James Beard Foundation,
Andrew Tarlow, restaurateur, Roman’s, Diner, Marlow & Sons, Reynard, Achilles Heel.
“The restaurateur who invented Brooklyn,” Bon Appetit.
Anita Lo, Anisa, Michelin star, NY Times three stars in Greenwich Village (closed). Iron Chef winner beating Mario Batali.
Sohui Kim, Insa, Gage & Tollner, The Good Fork (closed) all in Brooklyn. Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand list five years running, “Essential Eater 38” list three years in a row.
Mary Attea, chef, The Musket Room, former executive chef Anissa (closed) both in Manhattan.
Jennifer Lasker, Patty’s partner, now wife.
All photos are cleared for publication.
Please credit Florentine Films.