Landline | Landline is a short documentary about the only helpline in the UK for gay farmers. Through a series of recorded telephone conversations and reconstructive visuals, the film uses the helpline as a lens through which to view the experiences of LGBTQ people in the British farming community.  In a world that prizes traditional masculinity and in which ideas of ancestry are fundamental, being gay can be isolating. Suicide rates are extremely high in both young farmers and gay men in particular, and combining these can be a recipe for tragedy. But there are also thriving gay scenes in the most rural of towns, stories of unexpected friendships and relationships, and moments so unlikely that they could only happen in real life. Candid, intimate and shocking, Landline is a snapshot of a group of people bound together by circumstance but so often isolated from each other.  A film by Matt Houghton | Winner: Best Documentary Short Grierson Awards 2018
 Winner: HBO Documentary Short Film Award  Runner-up: Best British Short London Short Film Festival
 Nominated: Best UK Short Open City Documentary Festival 
Nominated: Best Short Film Berlin British Shorts 
BFI Flare FiveFilms4Freedom: seen over 460,000 times in 12 days Official Selection: CPH:DOX, Sheffield Doc/Fest, BFI Flare, Aspen ShortsFest, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, DOC NYC, Leeds International Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival, THIS IS ENGLAND Film Festival, Ji.Hlava International Film Festival, Outfest LA, Shanghai Pride. Father: Jem Dobbs 
Son: Jonathan Blake Father 2: Alex Thompson 
Daughter: Niamh Blackshaw Son 2: Bradley Johnson
 Mother: Valerie Bundy Farmer: Oliver Devoti
 Directed by Matt Houghton Producers: Rupert Williams, Alistair Payne-James
 Executive Producer: James Sorton Associate Producers: James Spinney, Peter Middleton Casting Director: Lara Manwaring Director of Photography: James Blann Production Designer: Guy Thompson 1st Assistant Director: Tom Lancaster Sound Recordist: Craig Rihoy Costume Designer: Cynthia Lawrence-John Make-up Artist: Charlotte Kraftman Film Editor: Matt Houghton Consultant Editor: Maya Maffioli Music by Noah Wood Sound Designer: Alex Bingham Colourist: Simon Bourne Head of Production & Talent Management: Jordan McGarry Development Producer: Angeli Macfarlane Producer, Short Film Schemes: Josic Cadoret Production and Development Officer: Alice Whittemore Very Special Thanks Keith Ineson, The Richardson Family, Hannah Milne, The Ball Family, Marisa Clifford, Marie Cunningham, Kate Metcalfe, The Ivy House Pub, Vincent Gavin, Harriet Cannon, Nii Swaniker, Del Jones, Neil Tester, Craig Davis, Sam Bellamy, Jon Evans, Melissa Houghton, Jack Abbot, Liam Achaibou, Metal Culture, Daniel Grieshofer, Miles Blacket, Neil Andrews, Martin Kelly, Alistair Vlok, Mike Baldock and to everyone who shared their stories and experiences A Pulse Films and Fee Fie Foe production Gay Farmer Helpline | 07837 931894 |