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Meet a new generation of young farmers making their escape from the office life. And because they believe it's awesome, they're using draft horses.
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The Farmer and the Horse is a feature-length documentary film that tells the story of young farmers in New Jersey with an anachronistic passion: farming with draft horses. Follow filmmaker Jared Flesher as he follows farmers Tom, Matt, and Aubrey out of the suburbs and back to the land. Way back.

The rough cut of the film, 75 minutes long, is now complete and has been receiving great reviews from local farmers, environmentalists, and land conservationists. The next step is to raise enough money to finish the film and start distributing it – on television, at film festivals, and on DVD.

This is where you and Kickstarter come in. The goal here is to raise $2,000 by pre-selling 100 DVDs of The Farmer and the Horse at $20 each. Contribute now, and we’ll send you the beautiful, finished version of the film in Fall 2010, once it’s ready. We’re borrowing this model from Community Supported Agriculture. We need your financial support early in the season, but you’ll be impressed with the quality you get by the end of the year.

If you’re interested in making a larger, tax-deductible contribution, we’re set up for that as well, although not on Kickstarter. If you have any questions, contact director/producer Jared Flesher at

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    For a pledge of $20 or more, you'll receive one of the first copies of The Farmer and the Horse once it's released on DVD in Fall 2010. That price includes free shipping anywhere in the United States.

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