Watch Michael Malone, Portrait of an American Organic Farmer

Michael Malone is the proprietor and soul of Hungry Toad Farm located in Centerville, Ohio. In this documentary Michael tells his story and talks about what it takes to be an organic farmer.

The short experimental film is directed by Gary Beeber, an award-winning American photographer/filmmaker who has exhibited his projects in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. His documentary films have screened at over 75 film festivals. Solo photography exhibitions include two at Generous Miracles Gallery (NYC), the Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA), and upcoming exhibitions at PRAXIS Photo Arts Center and the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Beeber’s work has been featured in juried exhibitions throughout the world. Among Fortune 500 companies who collect his work are Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Goldman Sachs and Chase Bank.

We spoke with Gary regarding his latest experimental film which is premiering today at the Toronto Film Channel. Gary says that Michael Malone is one of his most interesting characters he had the pleasure of meeting. He always enjoyed his take on life and many other subjects. He is the proprietor and soul of Hungry Toad Farm in Centerville, Ohio. Michael talks about what it takes to be an organic farmer, and we learn some of the tricks of the trade. His partner in life and farming, Nancy Kelly is interviewed, and so is Janelle Barbara Wood, farm stalwart and part time librarian. The interviews in the film were recorded over several months.

The film is screening at Toronto Film Channel.