Conventional wisdom tells us not to talk with our mouth full, but no one ever said anything about pieces of food rapping along to some of the best culinary lines in hip-hop history. The latest short from production duo BankShot with music by DJ Nick Castle finds a stop-motion film that shows everything from pancakes and bacon to a green pepper with a platinum grill lip-synching along to classic lines from Biggie Smalls, Guru, Raekwon, Q-Tip, Action Bronson, Method Man and a whole lot more notable emcees. Dinner is served.
Directed by Bankshot
Music By DJ Nick Castle
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Directors Pennebaker and Hegedus, (DONT LOOK BACK, THE WAR ROOM) turn their sights on the epic competition for the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (MOF), France’s Nobel Prize for pastry. For three days, sixteen chefs whip up delectable, gravity-defying concoctions, and there is edge-of-the seat drama as they deliver their fantastical, spun-sugar desserts to the display table. The inevitable disasters prove both poignant and hilarious.
In the U.K., critics dubbed it “the culinary HURT LOCKER”; “gastro-porn of the highest quality…as thrilling as any Olympic final”; and “quite possibly one of the most delicious films ever committed to celluloid.” Yum.
(Karen Cooper, director Film Forum)
Miette is among the most beloved of San Francisco's culinary destinations for locals and travelers.
4SP Films was thrilled when Chronicle Books approached us to work on this video for the new Miette cookbook with the charming Meg Ray, and we had a blast trying to capture the spirit of her perfect cakes and adorable shops in this piece.
Let me introduce to you my mother in law, Mrs. Brigitte Helzer, who is a ninja in the kitchen. In her home, it's hard not to be aware of what she's preparing because it always smells incredible. When Mama B gets in the zone, the flavors of France come alive in her kitchen. Brigitte was born in Ribeauville, a small village in Alsace, France. She moved to the US at age 7 but grew up in a culturally French home. She developed a love of French cuisine and in turn, she inspired a love of French food in her two boys, Paul and Johnny. And since I married into Helzer family, I have been introduced to a whole new culinary world too.