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Vegan filmmaker nominated for British Bafta award for ’73 Cows’ documentary

ALEX LOCKWOOD: 'I have now been completely vegan for six months, which was surprisingly easy to do, and this is the first winter in about eight years I haven't had a persistent cough'.

GRAHAM YOUNG: ‘Filmmaker Alex Lockwood is off to mingle with the cream of Hollywood at the Royal Albert Hall – after his no-budget ‘moovie’ called ’73 Cows’ was nominated for a Bafta… The 15-minute Best Short Film contender at the 2019 Bafta Awards premiered at the UK’s 2018 Raindance Film Festival and has since been watched worldwide online nearly 130,000 times. The documentary tells the story of Derbyshire farmer Jay Wilde who is featured in the above trailer. Jay inherited his father’s Bradley Nook Farm but not his father’s stomach for sending the cows off for slaughter. Almost imploding with stress, he realised something had to change – and found a sanctuary willing to take his herd while he planned to create a vegan farm in its place…

Had the film affected his own diet? “From eating meat twice a day when I was a student, I was already a vegetarian,” says Alex, the son of a software engineer father and educational psychologist mother. “But I have now been completely vegan for six months, which was surprisingly easy to do, and this is the first winter in about eight years I haven’t had a persistent cough. “Many people have emailed me to ask if the film is graphic. When they realise it is not, they want to watch it. “There are no abattoir scenes or anything like that, it is much more a film about mental health”… The Baftas will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday night, February 10, 2019′. SOURCE…

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