IN PRODUCTION


The Agtech Revolution

A documentary series investigating how technology is transforming Australia’s agricultural industries.

IN PRODUCTION

The Agtech Revolution

A documentary series investigating how technology is transforming Australia's agricultural industries.

Production Overview


The agricultural sector is in a state of transformation. Deemed as agricultural 4.0, this evolution is being driven by the advent of digital technology into the world’s oldest primary sector. From the blockchain to artificial intelligence,  synthetic biology to robotics. These technologies are set to transform the future of farming on a global basis.

“The Agtech Revolution” is a multipart documentary exploring Australia’s pioneering involvement in this industrial transformation. In this series, we report on the latest advancements in Agtech Technology, and its real-world impact on Australia’s farming community, operations, and livelihoods.

Filmed over a 6-month period (September – March 2023) Lightbridge Productions bring together Australian growers, agribusiness leaders, and technology pioneers to provide an inspiring, 360-degree insight into the advancements, challenges, and opportunities impacting Agtech adoption today.

Shot for both broadcast and online distribution “The Agtech Revolution” is in production to provide the agricultural & agribusiness audiences with a “real-world” insight into how Australian producers are successfully adopting new technologies that are radically improving agricultural and agribusiness performance and operations.

 

Production Snapshot


Broadcast Distubution


Feature-length documentary focusing on the cutting-edge technologies that are revolutionizing the world’s oldest primary sector.

  • Format: Feature Length Documentary
  • Duration: 60-80 Minutes
  • Audience: Consumer Audience

DISTRIBUTION

  • Free To Air TV Networks
  • Paid TV Networks
  • Internet TV Networks

Online Distubution


A documentary series produced for the agricultural audience exploring Australia’s pioneering approach to agtech innovation & adoption.

  • Format: Expository documentary series
  • Duration: 20 minutes per episode
  • Audience: Farming audiences

DISTRIBUTION

  • Online Farming Media
  • Industry / Agricultural Channels
  • Regional Broadcast Networks

Production Schedule


Concept Development: Aug - Dec 2021
Concept Collaboration: Jan - May 2021
Pre-production: Jun - Sep 2022
Production: Sep - Mar 2023
Post Production: Apr - Nov 2023
National Broadcast: Jul - Dec 2023
International Broadcast: Aug - Sep 2023

Official Media Partner: 1st Release


Lightbridge Productions is pleased to confirm Australian Community Media (ACM) as the official media partner for the first release of The Agtech Revolution.

The production will be hosted across ACM’s full portfolio of Agricultural titles giving over 700,000 viewers from Australia’s farming communities exclusive access to the series through their favourite digital channels.

Production Overview


The agricultural sector is in a state of transformation. Deemed as agricultural 4.0, this evolution is being driven by the advent of digital technology into the world’s oldest primary sector. From the blockchain to artificial intelligence, synthetic biology to robotics. These technologies are set to transform the future of farming on a global basis.

“The Agtech Revolution” is a multipart documentary exploring Australia’s pioneering involvement in this industrial transformation. In this series, we explore the latest advancements in Agritech Technology, and their real-world impact on Australia’s farming community, operations, and livelihoods.

Filmed over a 6-month period (September – February 2023) Lightbridge Productions bring together Australian growers, agribusiness leaders, and technology pioneers to provide an inspiring, 360-degree insight into the advancements, challenges, and opportunities impacting Agtech adoption today.

Shot for both broadcast and online distribution “The Agtech Revolution” is in production to provide the agricultural & agribusiness audiences with a "real-world" insight into how Australian producers are successfully adopting new technologies that are radically improving agricultural and agribusiness performance and operations.

Production Snapshot


Broadcast Distribution


Feature-length documentary focusing on the cutting-edge technologies that are revolutionizing the world’s oldest primary sector.

  • Format: Feature Length Documentary
  • Duration: 60-80 Minutes
  • Audience: Consumer Audience

DISTRIBUTION

  • Free To Air TV Networks
  • Paid TV Networks
  • Internet TV Networks

Online Distribution


A documentary series produced for the agricultural audience exploring Australia’s pioneering approach to agtech innovation & adoption.

  • Format: Expository documentary series
  • Duration: 20 minutes per episode
  • Audience: Farming audiences

DISTRIBUTION

  • Online Farming Media
  • Industry / Agricultural Channels
  • Regional Broadcast Networks

Production Schedule


Concept Development: Aug - Dec 2021
Concept Collaboration: Jan - May 2021
Pre-production: Jun - Sep 2022
Production: Sep - Mar 2023
Post Production: Apr - Nov 2023
National Broadcast: Jul - Dec 2023
International Broadcast: Aug - Sep 2023

Lightbridge Productions is delighted to confirm Australian Community Media (ACM) as the official media partner for the first release of The Agtech Revolution.

The production will be hosted across ACM’s full portfolio of Agricultural titles giving over 700,000 viewers from Australia’s farming communities exclusive access to the series through their favourite digital channels.

Themes & Storyline


Agtech In Action


Exploring the innovative culture of Australia’s Agricultural Sector and how Agritech is being utilized to support farming operations in their bid to become more profitable, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly.

  • Agribusiness
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Cropping: Grains and Cereals
  • Dairy Production
  • Food Processing
  • Horticulture: Fruit and Vegetables
  • Livestock farming
  • Research and Development
  • Wool / Cotton / Fibres Production

Technology Reports


Detailed technology reports profiling the latest technological advancements in the AgTech ecosystem and the solutions that are helping the farming sector revolutionize its operations.

  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Internet of Things / Sensors
  • Big Data | Artificial Intelligence
  • Drone Technologies
  • Connectivity Technologies
  • Farm Management Solutions
  • Indoor Farming Solutions
  • Automation / Robotics
  • Biotechnology

Themes & Storyline


Agtech In Action


Exploring the innovative culture of Australia’s Agricultural Sector and how Agritech is being utilized to support farming operations in their bid to become more profitable, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly.

  • Agribusiness
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Cropping: Grains and Cereals
  • Dairy Production
  • Food Processing
  • Horticulture: Fruit and Vegetables
  • Livestock farming
  • Research and Development
  • Wool / Cotton / Fibres Production

Technology Reports


Detailed technology reports profiling the latest technological advancements in the Agtech ecosystem and the solutions that are helping the farming sector revolutionize its operations.

  • Blockchain Technologies
  • Internet of Things / Sensors
  • Big Data | Artificial Intelligence
  • Drone Technologies
  • Connectivity Technologies
  • Farm Management Solutions
  • Indoor Farming Solutions
  • Automation / Robotics
  • Biotechnology

DocumentaryCommentary Team

Lightbridge Productions will be inviting Industry stakeholders, Australian growers, and agribusiness leaders to contribute to the themes of the production through expert commentary and thought leadership into the most pressing issues impacting Agtech uptake and adoption.


DocumentaryCommentary Team


Episode Outlines


Innovative Agriculture

In this introductory episode, we tell the story of Australia’s agricultural evolution and examine how an innovative culture born out of necessity has led Australia to become a leading agricultural authority on the global stage.

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Smart Farming: A New Era

Agriculture is undergoing a technological revolution with Smart Farming & Digital Agricultural making headlines across global farming media. But what is the state of play here in Australia? Is smart farming already a reality?

Precision Farming

Here we take a deep dive into the history and evolution of ‘Precision Agriculture’ and explore how precision farming today is helping farmers reduce waste, enhance yields, increase profits and maintain the quality of the environment.

Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT is forcing change in every Industry and agricultural is no exception. In this episode we examine IoT’s role in the Agritech Revolution and how IoT is helping producers monitor, manage and optimise every detail of the farming process.

'AI' in Agriculture

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is steadily emerging as part of the agriculture industry’s technological evolution. Episode 5 reports on how AI is being integrated into smart farming and what this means to the farmer in their drive to improve efficiencies.

Smart Machines

As skilled labour shortages increase, producers are leaning towards autonomous machinery. Here we look at the latest advancements in farming vehicles and the cutting-edge tech that is being integrated into the next generation of smart machines.

Data & Farm Management

Thanks to the incorporation of AI and IoT systems in agriculture, Farming decisions have become increasingly data driven. We report on the farms that are using “Big Data” to optimise operations in ways that were unimaginable a decade ago.

On Farm Connectivity

IoT, artificial intelligence, remote sensing and automation all share dependence on “on farm” connectivity. We examine the challenges affecting farmhouse to paddock connectivity and report on the solutions that offer a promising future.

Crop Monitoring & Management

Crop monitoring is an integral aspect of the emerging concept of smart farming. Here we explore how crop monitoring systems are enabling farmers to remotely and effortlessly manage agricultural activities to increase crop yield and quality.

Livestock Management

Agritech is playing an important role in supporting a sustainable and efficient livestock industry. This episode reports on the innovations that are enabling livestock producers to better monitor and manage the health of their herds in real time.

Pest and Disease Management

Farmers face serious challenges in growing food more effectively. Climate warming increases the risk of crop damage from insects, fungi, and bacteria. So, to manage this threat growers and agronomists are turning to agritech to target pests more effectively.

Environment Monitoring

Climate and weather are the top influencing factors impacting farming operations across the country. In this episode we look at the agritech solutions that are helping growers take pre-emptive actions for the healthy harvest of their crops.

Water Management

The optimal use of water through irrigation has always been inextricably linked to the evolution of agriculture and successful farming. Here we look how farmers are leveraging new technologies to manage water resources more efficiently and effectively.

Soil Health & Nutrition

Soil health is a critical factor in determining the quality of crop yield. We report on the technologies that are helping farmers better assess and monitor soil conditions and the new solutions that are radically Improving soil health and regeneration.

Greenhouse Automation

Greenhouse farming has evolved from simple constructions to sophisticated factories that drive agricultural production. We explore the new technologies enabling growers to control and monitor virtually all of the elements of the indoor farming environment.

Production Team


Oliver Milton

Producer | Director

Oliver Milton brings with him 25 years of experience in the media sector, creating large-scale communications initiatives across the UK, USA, Australia, South America, and Asia. Over this time Oliver has…

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Bob Burns

EDITOR | 2ND DIRECTOR

Bob Burns is an award-winning Postproduction specialist whose credits include The Block, Storm Season, Being Lara Bingle, The Zoo Down Under, The Gourmet Farmer, and Country Matters to name a few…

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Matt Khoury

Journalist | Writer

Independent journalist and novelist; copywriter and poet; Matt Khoury brings creative flair to dynamic media writing, developed during a journalism career that spanned numerous editors’ desks…

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Tom Spark

Director Of Photography

Tom Spark is a versatile and passionate film-maker working across film, documentary and drama. With 25 years experience working as a director of photography, both in Australia and internationally, Tom is…

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Nathan Collet

Cinematographer

Nathan Collett is an award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker with global experience. Nathan is fascinated by the intersection of cinema, different cultures, and our shared humanity, working on…

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Adam Dodd

Cinematographer

Adam Dodd, has over 20 years of experience working across a dynamic range of TV and commercial video genres. His career started as a professional photographer and then progressed into motion pictures…

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