At The Feed & Seed wins major award

feed_seed_posterAt The Feed & Seed, an independent documentary film about the celebrated bluegrass venue in Fletcher, NC, picked up the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 15th Annual Bare Bones International Film and Music Festival earlier this month.

The film is a joint project of April Janow and Dax Cuesta, who made the jump from production accountants to filmmakers after working on The Hunger Games in nearby Asheville in 2011. Janow had stayed in Fletcher for the duration, and fell in love with the Feed & Seed, an old hardware store that was converted into a church and music hall by Philip Trees when his small church found itself without a home in 2007.

Their film captures the culture of small town America, the charm of the folks who live in Fletcher, and their love for bluegrass music.

April says that the award offers she and Dax some validation for their project.

“We are thrilled that our documentary connected so well with the Bare Bones Festival organizers and attendees. Being able to bring something as special as the traditions of the Feed & Seed and bluegrass music to new audiences and have it so well received is what makes filmmaking a success.”

Here’s a preview…


The filmmakers are hoping to screen At The Feed & Seed during IBMA’s World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh this Fall, so be on the lookout.

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