Winner of Best Documentary Short at Tribeca Film Festival 2022 and available now on BBC iPlayer, Heart Valley follows a day in the life of Welsh shepherd Wilf Davies.
After a chance article on him in The Guardian in 2021, Wilf’s perspective on life struck a chord with millions in the height of lockdown. He has never left his valley, eats the same meal every day and works his farm alone, where his family of over one hundred black-spotted sheep rely on him. And yet, he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Although faced with a rapidly changing farming community, Wilf’s inquisitive attitude and connection to nature provoke big questions about what it is we should truly value.
The film is directed by first-time filmmaker Christian Cargill, with music composed by Scottish multi-instrumentalist Erland Cooper.
Directed, Cinematography & Edited by Christian Cargill
Produced by Christian Cargill, Lily Wakeley & Kiran Sidhu
Written by Kiran Sidhu
Music Composed by Erland Cooper
Sound Design by Guy Chase
Graded by Max Ferguson-Hook at Time Based Arts
Design by Treyvond Thomas & Daniel Grieshofer