Bug Farm
2020
Synopsis:
Four distinct women in Central Florida bond over crickets, superworms, and cockroaches on an insect farm in the small town of LaBelle.
Filmmakers:
Lydia Cornett
Director
Lydia Cornett is a documentary filmmaker from Baltimore, Maryland. As a former musician turned filmmaker, she makes work that unites the restraint of observational storytelling with the physicality and connection she associates with music-making. In 2019, her film NARMIN’S BIRTHDAY was a recipient of the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre, and it premiered online with NoBudge after winning the Festival Jury Runner-Up Award at the Nitehawk Shorts Festival. Her subsequent film YVES & VARIATION premiered at BAMcinemaFest and went on to screen at the Hamptons International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and Aspen Shortsfest. It was acquired for The New Yorker’s documentary series in August 2020.
Brit Fryer
Producer
Brit Fryer is a creative producer and filmmaker. His own nonfiction projects (CARO COMES OUT & ACROSS, BEYOND, AND OVER) have shown at festivals including Indie Grits, NewFest, Outfest, Inside Out, MIX NYC, and Blackstar Film Festival. Brit is an alum of Sundance Ignite Fellowship, the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Creative Culture Fellowship, and is an ADCOLOR Future. He currently works for the “Made in NY” Post Production Training Program and holds a B.A. from Carleton College in Cinema and Media Studies.