1. Crackdown! is a short, creative video that takes a satirical look at what it means to raise chickens in your backyard – and become a criminal for doing so.

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    Won’t you get cracking and join us?
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    Supported by an extensive social media campaign and a Toronto theatrical release, endorsed influential food advocacy group Food Forward, former Toronto mayor David Miller and tapping into a huge and well-organized community of families, food advocates, restauranteurs, and growers across Canada who are dedicated to buying or growing local, Crackdown! will become the video sensation that everyone who cares about local food is talking – and laughing – about.

    CREDITS:
    Jan Keck - Director / Producer / Cinematographer
    Seon Kwon Hwang - Cinematographer / Editor
    Dominik Engel - Cinematographer
    Paris Zheng - Co-Producer / Sound
    Charlie Finlay - Music
    Bryan Paccagnella - Talent
    Troy Martin - Talent

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  2. Are chickens really so loud everybody wants us to believe? Hear what some actual chicken keepers have to say about it it this little video.

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    Crackdown! is a short, creative video that takes a satirical look at what it means to raise chickens in your backyard – and become a criminal for doing so.

    Won’t you get cracking and join us?
    http://www.crackdown.ca

    facebook: http://www.facebook.com/crackdowndoc
    twitter: http://www.twitter.com/crackdowndoc

    Supported by an extensive social media campaign and a Toronto theatrical release, endorsed influential food advocacy group Food Forward, former Toronto mayor David Miller and tapping into a huge and well-organized community of families, food advocates, restauranteurs, and growers across Canada who are dedicated to buying or growing local, Crackdown! will become the video sensation that everyone who cares about local food is talking – and laughing – about.

    CREDITS:
    Jan Keck - Director / Producer / DoP
    Seon Kwon Hwang - Cinematographer / Editor
    Paris Zheng - Co-Producer
    Jane Wang - Sound Recording
    Neumann Films - Music ("Moscow")

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  3. A lot of people say that chickens are smelly, but if you have a nice setup and clean up after them it is not a problem at all. See how Andrew and Matthew handle it.

    WE NEED YOUR HELP! http://www.indiegogo.com/crackdowndoc
    Crackdown! is a short, creative video that takes a satirical look at what it means to raise chickens in your backyard – and become a criminal for doing so.

    Won’t you get cracking and join us?
    http://www.crackdown.ca

    facebook: http://facebook.com/crackdowndoc
    twitter: http://twitter.com/crackdowndoc

    Supported by an extensive social media campaign and a Toronto theatrical release, endorsed influential food advocacy group Food Forward, former Toronto mayor David Miller and tapping into a huge and well-organized community of families, food advocates, restauranteurs, and growers across Canada who are dedicated to buying or growing local, Crackdown! will become the video sensation that everyone who cares about local food is talking – and laughing – about.

    CREDITS:
    Jan Keck - Director / Producer / DoP
    Seon Kwon Hwang - Cinematographer / Editor
    Paris Zheng - Co-Producer
    Music: “Blue Circles” by unreal_dm

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  5. Copyright, Red Gecko Productions, 2012
    http://www.crackdown.ca

    ::: SYNOPSIS :::
    In the wake of the 100-mile diet and the public’s increasing desire for local and organic food, Crackdown! tells the story of Toronto’s urban chicken keepers, a smart, savvy and rapidly-growing band of mavericks who just want access to fresh eggs at home for their families … “Pets with benefits,” if you will.
    The film takes a satirical look at the municipal bylaws that forced this movement underground and what it means to raise chickens in your backyard, – and become a criminal for doing so.

    ::: IN THE NEWS :::
    "They roost among us: A look at the underground urban hen movement" The Globe and Mail (September 28, 2012), Online version of the article printed on September 29th, 2012
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/food-and-wine/food-trends/they-roost-among-us-a-look-at-the-underground-urban-hen-movement/article4575974/

    "Toronto’s crackdown on backyard chickens is headed to the big screen (in a short film)", Toronto Life (August 27, 2012)
    http://www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/locavoracious/2012/08/27/crackdown/

    Director: Jan Keck | Country: Canada | Year: 2012

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Crackdown! - Keeping Hens in the City

Jan Keck

http://www.crackdown.ca

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