This experimental documentary will explore the craft of baking and what it takes to produce a high quality loaf of bread. It will then focus into the world of competitive baking and the process of what it takes to sustain the Olympic mindset of a world class baker. As a part of the 2012 U.S. Baking Team, local craftsman baker, Mike Zakowski [the bejkr] competed in the Coupe Du Monde De La Boulangerie (World Cup of Baking). Now in an individual effort, Mike is headed to compete in the Masters de la boulangerie in Paris, France 2014. The story will be told through the use of innovative film technique and the documentation of the burgeoning localized slow food movement in Northern California. In contrast, it will focus on the fast paced competitive baking scene worldwide.
Music by: April March, Little Dragon, Junior Boys, Live Footage, Ratatat, Buell Kazee.
Woodlot Restaurant, Toronto Standard
http://www.TorontoStandard.com presents 'Made in Toronto' Woodlot's Baker: Jeff Connell
Directed & edited by Tate Young / written & produced by Ian Daffern. Photographed by Tony Edgar