@ CAMANA BAY
Future screenings will be shown here
Beacon Farms is a documentary which follows the trials and tribulations of an experimental farm based in North Side, Grand Cayman which employs people in recovery from substance abuse. The film follows the team for three years as they learn new skills, experiment with innovative farming techniques and rebuild their lives as they break new ground in agriculture in the Cayman Islands.
Visit Beacon Farms
I first heard about Beacon Farms in early 2019 and loved the idea of a once derelict property being
brought back to life and 34 acres of bush being transformed into an organic working farm whilst
retaining aspects of the wilderness as a haven for the flora and fauna of Cayman.
I had suggested to Sandy that he should somehow record the story of the properties’ transformation
and he tossed the ball right back to me and asked me to film it. The original ‘year in the life…’ idea
became 3 years, once Covid had entered the equation, and during that time the team became more
and more used to the sight of me running around the farm lugging a camera and asking them lots of
irritating questions. It would have been impossible to capture all the many things that happened in
those 3 years, but I hope this film shows how much hard work, innovation, kindness and money has
gone into creating something quite remarkable.