Chicken Stories

17 mins


A coop of egg-laying hens whose free-range lifestyle creates challenges; a coop of wild, rescue roosters who just might kill each other; a coop of newborn baby chicks for whom daily survival is a delicate, fragile thing. On a start-up farm outside Oakland, these various chicken flocks surmount obstacles while the newbie farmers attempt to Google their way to help.

Colorado Premiere


Production Team

Jonathan Pickett

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2023 Mountainfilm Festival.

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People People Media Foundation

People People Media is a farm-based, Emmy-nominated production company / nonprofit. They specialize in personal & unique stories that help increase empathy by amplifying people’s voices. PPMF has produced dozens of projects that have been released through outlets like The New York Times, The Atlantic, GQ Magazine, PBS, Short of the Week & Vimeo Staff Picks. And festivals like Sundance, Tribeca, Austin, Aspen, DOC NYC, and more. Additionally, they run an artist residency program on the farm, designed to provide space to allow diverse artists to create their work. The PPM team often has production meetings while harvesting crops and planting oak trees.

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