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A Life On The Farm

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When filmmaker Oscar Harding's grandfather passed away in the rural English county of Somerset, his family inherited an extraordinary video tape - a feature-length home movie from neighbour Charles Carson, which can best be described as "Monty Python meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre".

But there's so much more to the man behind the videos - Charles was an inventor, an outsider artist, and a pioneer of death positivity, to name just a few of the filmmaking farmer’s achievements. Charles’ life and work are examined by those who knew him best, as well by a whole new generation of fans from across the world who have been inspired by the legacy he left behind.

A LIFE ON THE FARM is an exploration and celebration of Charles Carson and his movies, rescued from obscurity, which present a moving and laugh-out-loud document of a time and place in danger of being lost to history.


Type of film
Running Time
75 min
Oscar Harding
Oscar Harding, Edward Lomas, Dominik Platen
Michael Clapham, Anderson Duff
Executive Producer
Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher
Hannah Christensen
Director of Photography
Edward Lomas
Sam Paul Toms


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Last updated 6th September 2021

Production Company

Sonderbar Pictures
44a Morrish Road
London SW2 4EG
+44 (0)7702 314243