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The Lord's Oyster

The Lord’s Oyster is Subterracon Films’ working title for a new documentary exploring the Virginia Chesapeake Bay region and its close and vital relationship with the oyster. The title is inspired by the 1957 novel by Gilbert Byron.

View the PDF of our project proposal below.


An Osyter leads a dreadful, but exciting life.

— M.F.K. Fisher


Why Now?

Every so often, important subjects need to be revisited, their stories retold for better understanding and new perspectives. The importance of the oyster to Virginia waterways and cultural life is once again at a cultural nexus, and a new generation called to keep the story going.  

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