Rick & Elara Bowman – Backyard Green Films: Part 1


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Episode 24. How do you define happiness? Is it a dollar amount? Is your "cause" bigger than your "bottom line? Rick and Elara Bowman have diverse backgrounds, but have uncovered a common passion for telling stories through modern media. Filmmaking, podcasting and social media have allowed them to explore issues and topics that engage them personally. They interview people "who love farming, science, ranching, getting their hands dirty – or are just plain interesting." They have been traveling the country in their teardrop trailer, while grabbing footage, researching and now editing their upcoming film, "The Holstein Dilemma: Heritage Breeds and the Need for Biodiversity. " What does it take to create a documentary from scratch, self-fund it on a budget, (while still keeping your day-job) AND cover an incredible worldwide puzzle that very few people even know exists? Listen Now! This is "Part 1." When done listening to this, check out "Part 2" here: http://offthegridbiz.com/rick-elara-bowman-backyard-green-films-part-2 Find out more about Rick, Elara and Backyard Green Films: https://backyardgreenfilms.com/ Watch their videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnQm6NOFcMrvJQrv09Xzt6w Find out the business events secrets for growing and strengthening ANY company: http://brianjpombo.com/secrets/ Full Transcripts Elara: Life is a trade off. Do you work more for the things that make you happy? Or do you take a little less and be happy just through the things that you are not buying but your producing? Podcast Intro: If you're someone who refuses to go along to get along, if you question whether the status quo was good enough for you and your family. If you want to leave this world better off than you found it and you consider independence a sacred thing. You may be a prepper, a gardener, a homesteader, a survivalist, or a farmer or rancher, an environmentalist or a rugged outdoorsman.We are here to celebrate you whether you're looking to improve your maverick business or to find out more about the latest products and services available to the weekend rebel.From selling chicken eggs online, to building up your food storage or collecting handmade soap. This show is for those who choose the road less traveled the road to self-reliance for those that are living a daring adventure, life off the grid. Brian: An experienced and innovative filmmaker, Backyard Green Films owner and Director Producer Rick Bowman has cataloged over 25 years of broadcast commercial and corporate video experience. Rick combines skillful expertise and artistic vision to create top quality projects for clients, and has learned by experience that each project requires a special approach and solution to meet its goals. Backyard Green Films received an indie fest award in 2012 for their documentary Hillsville 1912, A shooting in the court. As well as winning Best Documentary award at the minefield Film Festival in Los Angeles for their film, Banjos, Bluegrass and Squirrel Barker's. Currently, they're in post production on their latest film The Holstein Dilemma, heritage breeds and the need for biodiversity. A farmer at heart, Elara lives on a mini farm with her husband Rick in an Urban Oasis located in the middle of San Diego where she tends to 8 chickens, to worm bins and fruit trees galore. She transferred this passion and life experience to backyard green films, where she is helping to produce innovative films and media for future generations. Armed with a BS in business from University of Redlands, and an impressive resume and voiceover production, project management and accounting. Elara brings a wealth of knowledge to the production team. In her role as executive producer, she could be found diving deep into the data stream rabbit hole at late and early hours researching endless questions, new topics and new people to interview in her role as the host of the agri-Culture podc...

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