Hanna Ranch Blog

17
Sep

Following Footsteps

The Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program was born fifty-eight years ago when a collection of Texas Ranchers acknowledged a number of deficiencies in the ranch managers they were hiring. The program aims at educating and preparing agricultural professionals to manage a broad range of global resources on an ecologically and economically sound basis while conserving and improving those resources. The program has unique learning platforms outside of the classroom that allow all students to see their knowledge in an applicable, real world situation on a working ranch.


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22
May

Partner News: The Humane Society of the United States

When you think of The Humane Society of the United States, saving animals from cruelty probably comes to mind. Celebrating their 60th year of service, the HSUS is the nation’s largest animal protection organization and  the largest provider of hands-on services for animals, caring for more than 100,000 animals each year. They also prevent cruelty to millions more through advocacy campaigns.


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19
May

Docs-in-Progress Alumni Screening in Austin

As you may know, the road to making HANNA RANCH was a long one. We started production in May of 2010, the final interview was completed in November of 2011 and b-roll shooting continued through May of 2012. Soon after shooting wrapped, we were lucky enough to find support from the Austin Film Society’s Docs-in-Progress program.


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8
May

A Hanna Ranch Homecoming: Colorado Springs Premiere

It’s a busy month ahead as we mark our theatrical premiere in New York City and Los Angeles on Friday, May 16 along with our run at the Sie FilmCenter in Denver and on demand release both on May 23. May culminates with what is perhaps our most special screening yet: a premiere in the hometown of the ranch itself.


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1
May

An Evening With The Nature Conservancy In New York

If you’ve already seen Hanna Ranch, you might have noticed that we’re presented in partnership with The Nature Conservancy when the credits roll. The subject of our film, Kirk Hanna, was one of the conservation movement’s great heroes. He was a pioneer and leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. Hanna was also intimately involved with The Nature Conservancy throughout his career and the film is dedicated to carrying on his passion and supporting the Conservancy’s mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.


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21
Apr

Hanna Ranch In Theaters & On-Demand!

Earlier this month, we leaked the news that HANNA RANCH will be available on May 23, 2014 to audiences worldwide. Our official distribution announcement press release went out today, which means we can share all of the details with you too! HANNA RANCH will be released through a limited theatrical run starting on May 16th, 2014 and on-demand by Gravitas Ventures on May 23rd, 2014.


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7
Apr

A Celebration With Visions West Gallery & The Scout Guide Denver

We have some big news to start off the week: HANNA RANCH will officially be in theaters and on demand on May 23, 2014! We’ll be sharing all of the details as to the where, when and how as soon as we can. But for now, we just couldn’t keep it a secret any longer!


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31
Mar

Maggie Hanna: Home on the Gorge

We’ve introduced you to the Hanna sisters, Maggie and Emy, here on the blog and if you joined us at our brunch event during Starz Denver Film Festival, you were lucky enough to meet them in person. They are both hard at work carrying on their father’s legacy in the industry, as well as helping us share their family’s story in HANNA RANCH. Last week, we screened in Hood River, Ore. as part of the Gorge Grown Food Network’s Winter Film Series “Food for Thought.” Through her work in the area, Maggie was instrumental in getting the film included as part of their program and was on hand to introduce the film to a full house at the Columbia Center for the Arts. She shares more about her involvement in the community and the post-screening panel below. Thanks, Maggie!


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3
Mar

Well Fed: Q&A with Root Down and Linger’s Chef Daniel Asher

Last week, we had the privilege of sharing our film with the staff members of Root Down and Linger – two of Denver’s most celebrated restaurants. At the helm of both eateries is Operations Chef & Culinary Director, Daniel Asher, who also runs EcoChef Services in his (very rare) spare time. The HANNA RANCH crew was fortunate enough to stay fed throughout the production process courtesy of our friend Chef D, who shares a similar food-sourcing philosophy as ranchers who utilize Holistic Resource Management practices. We caught up with Chef D to learn more about his truly responsible approach to food, the  “Farm to Table” hype and what his team thought about our film.


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27
Jan

Hanna Ranch Heads to Hood River

We’re excited to announce that our next screening stop is Hood River, Oregon as part of the Grown Gorge Food Network’s Food for Thought Winter Film Series on Wednesday, March 26 at Columbia Center for the Arts.


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