Farm League makes your favorite films (hello, 180° South!). You probably just don’t know it because they make these videos for your favorite brands. When you see the video, you clearly see that it’s awesome, but you also see, “Presented by… Patagonia, Poler, Native Shoes, RVCA, Rapha, Levi’s" or a ton of adventuremobile brands.
Farm League has found a way to combine what they love doing with their work. In their own words, “Faking it is the lamest, worst, most uninspired thing a person can spend their time on.” Although Farm League works with some of the most brilliant minds alive today—we’re looking at you, Corey Adams of Machotaildrop—the main team is Tim Lynch (the coach), Tieneke Pavesic (the scrapper) and Chris Malloy (the non-dilettante).
Where is home?
Tim: South Santa Monica. It’s a much tougher neighborhood.
Chris: Point Conception, CA.
What’s a buffalo good for?
Tim: Throwing shakas. Have you seen Lenny?
Tieneke: Photo ops.
Chris: Buffalo are good for sandwiches and macho logos and for causing traffic in Wyoming.
What’s your favorite camera?
Tim: I think it’s going to be the new Arri Amira. We ordered that camera last year and have been eagerly awaiting its arrival—they claim should be any day now. It’s appears to be the perfect tool for what we do.
Tieneke: I’m a producer. I just use a phone. But the team is excited about the Amira. Our team has been powering up mountains and the wilderness with big, heavy cameras. It will be nice for them to have something lighter. But knowing them, now that they have a smaller digital camera, they will decide we should start bringing 35mm cameras again! Because we all still love film.
Chris: I’m supposed to say Bolex or Holga, but I like the slo-mo on my iPhone. I shoot out of my truck going 50mph and blast Mexican music at the same time, and the movies come out with these fucked-up sound tracks that are amazing. No editing, no nothing.
What’s an adventure?
Tim: A mission with a purpose, with your team and an uncertain outcome. So basically one of our productions.
Tieneke: To me, it’s as simple as trying something new. Putting yourself in a situation that feels foreign and learning to adjust. I’m not one to scale snowy mountains or go surfing in the Arctic. I’ll leave that to Chris. But anywhere warm, I’m game.
Chris: Driving through L.A.
What video or film have you not made yet that you must make before you die?
Tim: The action sequel to our previous release 1800 South: 00 North, where Jeff Johnson saves the Arctic and scales the Arrigetech peaks to rescue Makohe. Then they live happily ever after, ruling their Eskimo kingdom. It’s gonna be huge!
Tieneke: I would love to make a comedy. I'm always thinking up ideas, but that’s about as far as I get. So... 15-second comedies?
Chris: I’d love to make a film about Ramon Navarro. The Life and Times of Ramon Navarro.
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