Small Green Fields

03 May 2012


In the Spring of 2012, I toured Ireland with a small crew from the USA to direct a short docu-style film celebrating Irish food and farming, working title Food Island.  As we neared the end of the editorial process, the original title Food Island evolved into  Small Green Fields, a notion pulled from our footage of two very special Irish artisan food advocates. Follow along on Twitter @FarmhouseFilms #SmallGreenFields to learn more and here on the blog as I will periodically be posting production updates until we have our own Small Green Fields site up and running. To see Small Green Fields, click here. If you are interested in learning more, please contact me on


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25 Responses to “Small Green Fields”

  1. Wilcox says:

    Wow, Great news. Yes, everything is making by Cook. I need more update news. Good Sharing.

  2. Xabib Khan says:

    Thanks for nice pic sharing.

  3. […] Source: Small Green Fields […]

  4. Jane says:

    I just watched the film and it’s wonderful! I feel so inspired. Beautifully done 🙂

  5. Aina says:

    This sounds amazing !! What a great job you all are doing !
    Waiting eagerly to see the final result.

    Meanwhile have a wonderful Spring.

    Friendly ~ Aina

  6. […] gorgeous. And, Imen and I both love Irish Cream Pavlova; I cannot wait to see the documentary Small Green Fields she’s been working […]

  7. Sonia says:

    YAY!!! Can’t wait to see this!!

  8. Suzanne Gallagher says:

    I cant find any tweets under #FoodIsland or @FoodIsland on the twittersphere!

    • imen says:

      Hi Suzanne,
      Thanks a million for your comment. The Twitter handle is @FarmhouseFilms…sorry about that. We are still editing the first piece so it’s not too late to follow along with our progress! x

  9. […] to film about food. They were touring Ireland to film a very special documentary, ‘Ireland:  Food-Island ‘ Produced & Directed by Imen McDonnell @ModernFarmette  The Girls & Lambs Ready for […]

  10. […] front of our Food Island […]

  11. Val says:

    great post Imen, it can be hard to be in another country, I spent four years in Germany myself with small kids, pining for the air of this country. I love your idea, our food culture is certainly beginning to recognise itself, best of luck with it

  12. Mary says:

    Imen, looking forward to your blossoming career! All the best!


  13. Vicky says:

    Imen, wishing you the very best with this exciting adventure. Enjoy every moment of it, I can’t wait to see it.

  14. Anne O'Hara says:

    Love your blog. Gosh I know that moment only too well. Mine came when I came in from the calf barn and a morning ministering to the needs of 150 calves, only to find that the vegetables left ready for lunch were on the kitchen floor and the carrots had disappeared completely! The crew installing the new central heating system and men working on the farm were due in for lunch in 10 minutes!! Life on the west coast of Canada had been so organised and predictable compared with this mayhem. P.SS. It turned out that our newly acquired donkey knew how to open gates and doors!

    • imen says:

      Thank you Anne. Wow, that sounds like a situation much more suited to a good cry!!!! Gosh, donkeys have some character…love it. Thanks so much for your comment! xx

  15. Good for you Imen – this sounds fantastic! Best of luck with it – we’ll meet up soon 🙂

  16. […] now embarking on a special new film project, Food Island. I get to take everything I’ve come to learn here on my food-and-farming-filled Irish adventure, […]

  17. Fabulous! Wish I could be there. But in the second book of my new mystery series set in Ireland (the first book, Buried in a Bog, comes out next February), one of the characters is going to learn to cook for a pub, so this should be useful information.

  18. Fiona Dillon says:

    That’s brilliant Imen! I’m producing a short radio documentary on food blogging in Ireland for KCLR96fm which should be ready to air by the end of the month. Exciting times…..! Best of luck with it x

  19. Móna Wise says:

    Imen – do you mean this year? We are already in Summer now (May 2012)?
    Or is it Spring of 2013? Either way – I CAN’T wait to watch this. I am sure you have the most wonderful and exciting line up for the film. Brilliant idea!

  20. Yay – nice one Imen 🙂

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