Cook it Raw is a gathering of avant-garde chefs and traditional food producers to explore the possibilities of cuisine; addressing innovation on the plate, while also looking at environmental, social, and cultural issues. This film documents the 6th such event to date, it took place over 10 days in Charleston South Carolina and culminated in a small dinner and a giant BBQ.
This is one of the projects that put us on the map.
Created for the Nantucket Film Festival, this tribute to Paul Shrader was a critical success. Combining glimpses of his body of work in a style equally respectful, intrigued and insightful - Shrader himself was pleased.
Hailed as the “godfather of Brooklyn pizza,” for forty five years Domenico DeMarco, Italian émigré and father of seven, has been slinging pizzas in his legendary corner shop, Di Fara. Employing five of his children, Dom works tirelessly from morning until night hand crafting each and every pizza himself while his kids take orders and manage the mob of devoted pizza aficionados. The Best Thing I Ever Done is a portrait of DeMarco and his beloved pizzeria, an exploration of his rise to fame and an ode to pizzaioli who take their time to 'make it right.'
Greece wallows in a deep crisis. While the Greek government has begun liquidating assets, cutting salaries and increasing taxes, many people sell their bodies on the streets of Athens for just a few euros. It is the poorest of the poor who are the hardest hit by the economical downfall. In addition to poverty, a new drug has been gaining popularity – shisha. A dangerous chemical concoction, it is extremely cheap and draws people ever deeper into a cycle of sex, money and the next fix.
Born in Athens in 1984, Tzortzinis did his studies there at the Leica Academy of Creative Photography. Since then he has worked as a freelance photographer for Newsweek, the New York Times, and Time Magazine. Documenting the impact of the Greek financial crisis is a personal photo project. The reportage was taken with a Leica M9 and an Elmarit-M 28mm f/2.8.