Farmer of the Year is a wonderful little film directed by Vince O’Connel + Kathy Swanson of Yellow House Films.  We did the color correction for the film here at Massive Clouds.


Barry Corbin did an excellent job playing the lead Hap Anderson.  The entire cast really did a great job.


Farmer of the Year

When Hap Anderson, a widowed 82 year old Minnesota farmer who thinks he’s still quite the ladies’ man sells his family farm he finds himself adrift and staring a short future in the face. Motivated by the possibility of showing up with an old flame and impressing his old army buddies, he sets out to attend his 65th WWII reunion in California with his unemployed and unreasonably self-confident and entitled granddaughter. Together, each with their own issues and conflicting agendas, they head west in a dilapidated Winnebago.

Encountering oddball tourist attractions and eccentric characters, they find themselves in seemingly impossible situations with only each other for support. From finding a place that will cash a Travelers Cheque to enjoying a cup of instant coffee, as the journey progresses so does their relationship and they begin to understand and appreciate each other as individuals while discovering that their issues are ageless and that family really matters.

With typical understated Midwestern humor and restraint, ‘Farmer of the Year’ delicately blends the comedy and drama of life.



Barry Corbin in Farmer of the Year
Aaron Courteau charms in Farmer of the Year
Mackinlee Waddell listens to grandfathers story again in Farmer of the Year

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