Update: This video was a Finalist for a 2018 James Beard Award!
I recently had the opportunity to stay a few days at a farm outside Paris, La Ferme d'Heurteloup, where Nicolas Humphris is pursuing a singular commitment to baking what he calls "primitive bread". After spending a day with Nicolas baking together, my arms caked to the elbows in yeasty dough, I felt a deep calling to try and capture this man's philosophy through my own craft, film. This is my attempt to capture the elusive essence of one man's dedication to keeping an ancient craft alive, to being a steward of the Earth, and to honor the living soul of French bread.
Filmed in one day on a Sony A7S2. Music by Philip Glass. Made with love.