Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mad City Chickens reviewed in Touch the Soil magazine

When asked by the editor of Touch the Soil magazine to review our Mad City Chickens film, David King, the regular “book” reviewer for the periodical admitted that he wondered whether he was up to the task. After all, there was the question of if his TV and VCR even worked after being left untouched in the corner for the last five years. But they did work and he was up for it.

We like nothing more than to hear positive reviews about Mad City Chickens. But there is a contingent of folks out there who have all but given up on watching films, even films on subjects they might enjoy. Over the past three years, we’ve heard more than one diehard chicken owner or backyard gardener tell us, “I don’t watch TV and I don’t like movies!” As filmmakers, this makes it pretty difficult for us to reach our target audience, especially when our documentary on backyard chickens gets lumped into the same category as the latest over-budget Hollywood action film.

Yet, we chose to use (and have fun with) the most powerful medium on the planet--motion pictures. And there’s nothing more satisfying than to get a positive review from someone who would rather be out in his garden than sitting in front of a TV.

Thanks for the review Dave. Now shut off the TV and get back out to your garden!

You can read Dave King’s review in the current (Jan/Feb/Mar 2009) issue of Touch the Soil.

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