‘KIFARU’ (Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award for Best Feature Documentary, Slamdance 2019) is a feature documentary film that follows the lives of two young, Kenyan recruits that join Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s rhino caretaker unit - a small group of seasoned rangers that care for and protect Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, and the last two females. Spanning over the course of the recruits’ first four years on the job, ‘KIFARU’ allows viewers to experience the joys and pitfalls of conservation firsthand through the lens of the men that look into the eyes of extinction on a daily basis.
In the Kenyan bush, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger who hasn’t been paid in months, they both see a possible lifeline.
Tribeca Film Festival • 2018 | Winner, Best Editing, Documentary Competition
Telluride MountainFilm • 2018 | Special Jury Award for Excellence in Filmmaking
Sheffield Doc/Fest • 2018 | Environmental Award Nominee
Somewhere in Beulah Land
A portrait documentary about a young, first year farmer learning how to love a piece of land. (13 min)
Directed, Cinematography + Edited | Andrew Harrison Brown
Co-Produced | Rick Cross
Real to Reel • 2018 | Best of Fest Winner
Footcandle Film Festival | September 2018
Beyond Film Festival • 2018 | Bradford Audience Award Winner
In 2016, Kyle decided to leave the city and an education in pre-med behind & move out to his family’s century-old farmland. Co-producer Rick Cross, a friend of the York Farm family, shared the story of Kyle’s endeavor to Andrew Harrison Brown (producer of feature films WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS and KIFARU). Andrew was looking for a project that would give him the opportunity to learn how to direct and edit. From there, the team filmed Kyle’s first year as an organic farmer in 2016.
Special thanks to Kyle, Nicole & Nancy for sharing a chapter of your story and a few lessons you learned along the way with us.
Somewhere in Beulah Land | Trailer
Between The Rains
Currently in works
Director | Andrew Harrison Brown
Producers | Andrew Harrison Brown, Kristen Venter, Moses Thuranira
Made possible with the fiscal sponsorship support of Southern Documentary Fund 501(c)3.
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An immersive documentary film that follows one Inupiaq man - a father, a whaling captain and a village elder. As climate change and cultural assimilation threaten the Inupiaq way of life, one man makes it his mission to preserve the culture he loves for his children.
Winter is no longer the greatest threat.
Work in Progress
For the Miraa'cle Boys, survival is a wild ride measured in miles & minutes.