The Goat Race mini film is a special preview of part of the exciting new Documentary film by Donna Lipowitz indiegogo.com/projects/the-goat-race about the behind the scenes of one of most popular fundraising events in London, The Oxford and Cambridge Goat Race, at Spitalfields City Farm in the heart of London City, UK.
The Goat Race is a lighthearted event with lots of Goat themed activities, the highlight of the day where everyone watches on as two Goats, Barney (representing Cambridge) and Bella (representing Oxford) make their way from their day field, up the farm path to their barn, as they do on every other normal day, except this time with a slightly larger audience. The event raises enough money to cover costs for food for all the farm animals for a year.
The main film "The Goat Race" is about the behind the scenes of what goes into preparing for such an event, where you will get to meet the Goats Barney and Bella, and their human companions, the hardworking farmers and volunteers from Spitalfields City Farms, and Mudchute City Farms, as well as the race organisers, who came up with the idea in the first place over a couple of drinks at the pub, and are continually amazed at how successful and popular the event has become.
The Goat Race will be a 15 minute short Documentary Film and is currently in post production, scheduled to be completed at the end of April. It will be free to watch on You tube and Vimeo, and has been produced by people volunteering their time and services.
To cover some of the cost of the film I have launched a crowdfunding campaign,
indiegogo.com/projects/the-goat-race where I am asking for small contributions to help cover some of the expenses, and to add to the charity spirit, I am donating 50% of all contributions in the way of 'perks' back to the Goats at Spitalfields City Farm.
I hope you enjoy the film, and that you more importantly go and visit a city farm in your city. If you are in London, Spitalfields City Farm, spitalfieldscityfarm.org/ or Mudchute City Farm mudchute.org/
All the best, Donna Lipowitz (Producer/ Director)