FARMER OF THE WEEK: ROSS MCDONALD

9.7.2021

This week in the spotlight is Farm Manchester's Post Producer, Ross McDonald.

Ross is not only a cake making extraordinaire (check out his cheeky plug below). Ross is also the Post Producer on shows such as Game of Talents, Dragons' Den and everyone's guilty pleasure Naked Attraction. Let's see what else this talented man gets up to?

 

How did you become a Farmer?

They needed a runner to help out the engineers whilst they were putting ABC together in Manchester. I never thought I'd need a labourer's green card and an asbestos awareness course to work in TV! Loved every minute of it, but as I didn't do much actual running my cups of tea are awful.

 

What is the best part of your job?

Creating unnecessarily complicated spreadsheets to make people's lives marginally easier.

 

What have you missed most in lockdown?

Ridiculously loud music.

 

What is the one thing that most people do not know about you?

I'm on the cover of a book called 'The Third Light'. My mum was pretty annoyed when she saw I was smoking in it though.

 

What is the last thing that made you smile?

I taught my 24-year-old mate how to ride a bike recently as his parents never taught him. He refused to use stabilisers so he was pretty bruised by the end of it.

 

The funniest thing that has happened to you at The Farm?

There was an unexploded WW2 bomb outside our Riverside building and one of the runners had to tell our Client Services Manager what was going on. They didn't want to cause a scene so whispered it in their ear. I'm pretty sure the poor runner had only just started as well.

 

How do you unwind and de-stress after a busy day?

Usually, I'll put my headphones on and dance around the kitchen whilst I bake something more complicated than I have time for. (check out @rossmcdonaldbakery on Instagram if you're hungry!)

 

What three words best describe you?

Smiley, Extra, Foodie.

 

Your favourite Farm Animal?

As a McDonald who works at a 'Farm', I can't choose one or I'll get flashbacks to people singing 'Old McDonald Had a Farm' in primary school.

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