When director Oscar Harding’s grandfather died in rural Somerset, he inherited a videotape containing the surreal home movie Life on the Farm . Featuring cow births, skeletons racing lawnmowers and ‘Scotland the Brave’ performed on tractor parts, this camcorder opus was shot and soundtracked by ‘death positive’ farmer Charles Carson, who gifted it to his fellow villagers. Harding’s humorous documentary lovingly unravels the story behind Carson’s work, which has reached a wider audience thanks to American VHS collectors Found Footage Festival.

A Life On The Farm



Director: Oscar Harding

UK Release: European Premiere Edinburgh International Film Festival on 18th August 2022