A collaboration between Smith, Rohan Anderson of Whole Larder Love and Melbourne-based filmmakers Commoner, "The Smokehouse" marks the first of what is hopefully a series of short films that give insight into the life and motivation of interesting people featured in Smith Journal.
The process of constructing a pioneer-style cold smokehouse was a bit of an experiment for everyone involved. Most of the labour and shooting took place on Anderson's place outside of Ballarat in Victoria, but the trees were felled from a nearby pine infestation taking over native bush land on a friend's property. As Anderson explains in the video, the project was pretty ambitious. There was lots to be learnt during the process, but the final result speaks for itself... and we're all looking forward to the first batch of smoked bacon.