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The Art of Filming Food: Movies {Kings of Pastry}


UPDATED: Have you ever wanted to film food? Meet Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker, the directors of the Kings of Pastry. With documentaries like War Room, Jane (Jane Fonda), and, they talk about their latest documentary about the culinary arts, Kings of Pastry and give advice on film production. Plus, check out more Art of Filming Food: Movies interview goodies, Kings of Pastry theatre listings, and the Chocolate Fashion Show after the jump!

The Art of Filming Food is a 3 part series that talks with food media legends about filming food for television, online and movies. Welcome to part one, The Art of Filming Food: Movies. Feel free to leave questions and comments!

The Kings of Pastry comes out September 15, 2010, check your theatre listings! Click here to read the Kings of Pastry Review.

Come back next week for The Art of Filming Food: Television, where the executive producer of Food Network shares how to build a strong culinary brand, the secrets to hosting a cooking show on Food Network and Cooking Channel , the creation of Cooking Channel and more.

Read more to see delicious interview extras like the Chocolate Fashion Show and the Kings of Pastry Trailer!

Kings of Pasty Interview with director, Chris Hegedus of Pennebaker Hegedus Films

Brandon: What made you document a story about pastry chefs and the M.O.F?
Chris Hegedus: D.A. Pennebaker and I were looking for a new story to tell. And a friend of mine who attended the French Pastry School mentioned Jacquy Pfeiffer and Sebastian Canonne preparing for the M.O.F so we met with them. Jacquy’s passion and obsession in competing for the M.O.F was inspiring. And his coach and friend, Sebestain, reminded me of the movie The War Room. We felt there was a story there.

Brandon: What are your favorite appetizers?
Chris Hegedus: I’m a foodie so I love appetizers that are creative and unique taste treats before dinner or several appetizers can be a meal itself. I usually go for anything with mushrooms but fish, crab, and artichokes are delicious. And you can’t go wrong with homemade guacamole and chips.

Brandon: Have any advice for budding filmmakers?
Chris Hegedus: Find an idea that you feel passionate about, pick up a camera and tape.

Kings of Pastry Trailer

Chocolate Fashion Show, perfect timing for NYC Fashion Week!

A special thanks to Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker and the Kings of Pastry family for the interview and your support of Dresses & Appetizers, I owe you a home cooked meal!

Kings of Pastry Interview Video Credits

Scroll the listing of Kings of Pastry showings in your town…

New York, NY Film Forum September 15 – 29, 2010
Scottsdale, AZ Camelview 5 September 17 – 24, 2010
Halifax, NS Atlantic Film Festival September 19, 2010
Boston, MA Coolidge Corner Theatre September 24 – 30, 2010
Calgary, AB Calgary International Film Festival September 24 – October 3, 2010
Columbus, OH Gateway Film Center September 24 – October 7, 2010
Detroit, MI Detroit Film Theatre September 25, 2010
Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Film Festival September 26 & 28, 2010
Traverse City, MI State Theatre September 27, 2010
Chicago, IL Gene Siskel Film Center October 1 – 7, 2010
Aspen, CO Aspen Film Festival October 2, 2010
Winnipeg, MB Winnipeg Film Group October 6 – 10 & 13, 2010
Austin, TX Alamo Drafthouse October 7, 2010
Hudson, NY Time & Space Limited October 7 – 10, 15 & 16, 2010
Denver, CO Starz Denver October 7 – 14, 2010
Los Angeles, CA Laemmle Music Hall October 8 – 14, 2010
Kansas City, MO Screenland Crown Center October 8 – 10 & 15 – 17, 2010
Honolulu, HI Hawaii International Film Festival October 14 – 24, 2010
Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Film Festival October 14 – 24, 2010
Dallas, TX Dallas Museum of Art October 15, 2010
San Francisco, CA Balboa Theatre October 15 – 21, 2010
Berkeley, CA Lark Theater October 15 – 21, 2010
New Orleans, LA New Orleans Film Festival October 16 – 17, 2010
Frankfort MI Frankfort Film Festival October 21 – 24, 2010
Palm Desert, CA Cinemas Palme D’or October 22 – 28, 2010
Houston, TX Museum of Fine Arts October 29 – 30, 2010
Portland, OR Northwest Film Center October 29 – 31, 2010
Hartford, CT Real Art Ways October 29 – November 4, 2010
Sarasota, FL Cine-World Film Festival November 5 – 11, 2010
Montréal, QC Rencontres Int’l du Documentaire de Montréal November 10 – 21, 2010
Portland, ME Portland Museum of Art November 12 – 14, 2010
Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art November 12 & 14, 2010
St. Louis, MO St. Louis Film Festival November 21, 2010
Seattle, WA Northwest Film Forum November 26 – December 2, 2010
Toronto, ON Bell Lightbox December 2 – 8, 2010
Nevada City, NV Nevada Theatre December 5, 2010
Huntington, NY Cinema Arts Centre December 9, 2010
Coral Gables, CA Coral Gables Art Cinema December 10 – 16, 2010
Vancouver, BC Pacific Cinematheque Opens December 17, 2010

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 am

    The film’s been getting a lot of attention. I remember watching the trailer on and wondering how these chefs made those great sculptures. (I never knew you could even do that with chocolate!) They really make some immensely beautiful works of art. Great work with the interview! You’re so lucky to have gotten the chance to do that. Can’t wait to watch the other parts!

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 am

      The Kings of Pastry directors are amazingly warm and welcoming. They have done so many documentaries – The War Room, Jane… I’m still in awe.

  2. S Grey permalink
    10 am

    The chocolate fashion show is delicious! They should have it for fashion week. The Kings of Pastry looks amazing, where is it playing?

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 am

      Hi, S Grey,
      I’ve just updated the post with the theatre listings for the Kings of Pastry. I hope it’s showing in your neck of the woods.

      Love, Peace and Chocolate Movies,
      Brandon Maya

  3. 乳膠床墊 permalink
    10 am

    Thanks for this! I’ve been searching all over the web for the info.

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Hello, there,
      I hope you enjoy the movie, glad I could help!

      Love, Peace and Movie Munchies,
      Brandon Maya

  4. weight permalink
    10 am

    yeah my dad will like this

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Greetings, Weight,
      The Kings of Pastry is a warm family film. Enjoy it with you dad and get dessert after.

      Love, Peace and Dessert & A Movie,
      Brandon Maya

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