Quick, take a moment and ask yourself this question: “Have I ever seen a pro-hunting movie?” This writer personally cannot recall any that have been produced prior to 1965–in fact, Hollywood seems to use hunting as a coded signal for “crazy antagonist.” That’s why, if you’re a dedicated hunter who believes your pastime has gotten a bad rap in the media, you’ll be interested to hear that someone–Harvest Home Films LLC, actually–is producing a new independent film called The Harvest. The movie is presented from a faith-based perspective with a celebration of the outdoor way of life.
The goal of this new film, however, isn’t just to “preach to the choir.” It’s also designed to educate non-hunters on why hunting is about much more than just killing animals.
Coming from the same producers of “I Can Only Imagine” and the “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” The Harvest promises to be the first ever pro-hunting film that celebrates the lifestyle and educates. Set in the small rural community of Marble Falls, Texas, The Harvest follows the personal and professional challenges of the McLean family, as they navigate a move to New York City when the father, Dave, unexpectedly has a once in a lifetime career opportunity fall in his lap. A professional hunter with a national TV show, Dave actively participates in the hunting lifestyle with his high school aged daughter and son. Judy, the mother, hunts occasionally and fully supports the lifestyle.
This promises to be a picture with high production values–the most comprehensive team from the outdoor industry, motion picture industry and Christian space have developed every detail of this project. Says Mark Geist, a producer on the project, “We have many heroes in our industry fighting to save the hunting tradition, but we have completely left one important front exposed: Educating the hunting agnostic as to our way of life. This is a critical aspect of turning our numbers around…and The Harvest will take on that battle.”
The producers of The Harvest aren’t just acting on a feeling in their own hearts (although we wouldn’t blame them if they were). They actually conducted a survey with 13,000 completed entries from hunters. A full seventy percent of hunters believe that everyone in the industry should come together to make this film! What’s more, 97% believe that it is important to ensure the future of hunting. The survey also found the 67% of those surveyed would have a more favorable view of those involved in supporting this film.
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