Feature doc 2013. Filmed on the Arri Alexa in China, France, and the UK.
Official Selection, Tribeca Film Festival 2013.
AACTA Awards for Best Direction and Best Feature Length Documentary red-obsession.com/
For over three centuries Bordeaux has commanded an almost mythical status in the world of wine as a symbol of wealth, power and influence. But recently prices for the prestige red wines have been skyrocketing. Something unprecedented is happening to the Bordeaux fine wine market and that something is China.
Red Obsession sets out to explore the Bordeaux phenomenon. Just how good can really good wine be? What compels a cashed up industrialist to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a single bottle? Is it taste, prestige or investment that is driving the demand for the wines of Bordeaux? Or is it simply the need to own something ethereal, unworldly and limited?
Red Obsession is a story of aspiration for greatness. It is also a study of power and passion in high places and the economic power shift from West to East.