Terry Dorman: Producer / Writer / Star

Terry Dorman created a farm now known as Whitman Brook, which includes the orchard featured in the film of the same name. The property straddles Quechee and Pomfret, Vermont, USA, and includes 9,000 feet of frontage along Whitman Brook.

In his work life outside the orchard, Terry has focused on taking good ideas and making them better, whether that was developing a business from the ground up or helping to rebuild troubled companies. He often sees promise that others miss.

Ben Silberfarb: Director / Writer / Editor

Ben Silberfarb runs a small film production company in Vermont, USA. His background in environmental conservation (Master of Environmental Studies, Yale University; employment by The Nature Conservancy, 1992-1997 & Lyme Timber Company, 2000-2006) has fed a special interest in filmmaking about the natural world and the outdoors.

In 2022, Ben was awarded “New Hampshire Filmmaker of the Year” at the 20th anniversary of the New Hampshire Festival. Other awards include the Hawk Award for Best Screenplay at the Vermont International Film Festival in 2018 and Best New Hampshire Short Film in both 2016 and 2018 at the New Hampshire Film Festival.

Addie Gardner: Writer / Star

Addie Gardner is an eighth-generation Vermonter with deep roots in the Upper Valley of Vermont, USA. She joined Whitman Brook in 2019 following 16 years at Killdeer Farm, a diversified vegetable farm in Norwich, Vermont. At Killdeer, Addie managed the production of a wide range of organic crops with expertise in seeding, growing, and grafting.

Addie studied metal smithing and sculpture at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. Her art is heavily influenced by nature. She has spent her life working with plants and loving the solace that working outside brings. Addie is a keen observer of the natural world with a passion for animals, wild and domestic. She is a strong conservationist with a special interest in wildlife tracking and identification.

watch trailer

“This film is about life’s pace… It’s about our place in time, environmental stewardship, and it’s a love story.”

- Ben Silberfarb, director