New TASTE AWARDS Trailer Released

 

The TASTE AWARDS have released the new trailer for the 9th Annual Awards. They feature many of the previous winners and nominees, plus several new additions. Take a look and see if you can spot a few.

 

Fragrance Company launches new film, Meet the Harmony

It’s not often you get a new brand, with new stores in places around the world like Los Angeles on Melrose (per Essential Home Magazine ), plus a new movie to support it. But with the Harmonist that’s exactly what you get.

Says FilmFest.com, “Bruno Aveillan shot ‘Meet the Harmony’ for the new perfume Brand The Harmonist… at Festival de Cannes 2016 which the company is attending for the first time. ‘Meet the Harmony’, tells the love encounter between a man and a woman who will be guided and inspired by an alchemist of senses, a creator of harmony: The Harmonist. It is set in sober and eternal City of Paris, magnified by an elegant black and white treatment, Bruno Aveillan offers us a contemporary fable, modern yet poetic, with subtle emotions which resonate to surrealism, through the magics of special effects.

The sound track was composed by french icon Bruno Coulais.

According to Yahoo Movies, at Cannes:

Kate Hudson, Heidi Klum, Common, Orlando Bloom and Karolina Kurkova started their night at the launch party for The Harmonist, a Paris-based fragrance line based on feng shui and inspired by the elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal. The maison de parfum spared no expense for the bash, taking over the beach venue in front of the Hotel Martinez, which was transformed into a Harmonist-themed nightclub with music by Martin Solveig and an exclusive performance by Jason Derulo.

The Harmonist – theharmonist.com
Creation : Bruno Aveillan and Story Studio – storystudio.fr
Directed by Bruno Aveillan
Produced by Quad – quad.fr

Indie Documentaries on Food & Drink surge in 2015

2015 has been a banner year for indie documentaries about food and drink, chefs and mixologists.

Case in point, Caffeinated, which recently premiered.

Also hitting the screens and circuit, Kickstarter fundedThe Birth of Sake, by Erik Shira. ‘The Birth of Saké’ is a documentary film that explores how sake is handcrafted at a family-owned Japanese brewery named Tedorigawa.

Description: In a world where most mass produced goods are heavily automated, a small group of artisans must brave unusual working conditions to preserve a 2000-year-old tradition that we have come to know as saké. THE BIRTH OF SAKÉ is a cinematic documentary that reveals the story of passionate saké-makers and what it takes to make world-class saké at Yoshida Brewery, a 144-year-old family-owned small brewery in northern Japan. The workers at Yoshida Brewery are an eclectic cast of characters, ranging from 20 to 70 years old. As a vital part of this cast that must live and work for a six-month period through the brutal winter, charismatic veteran brewmaster Yamamoto (65) and the brewery’s sixth-generation heir, Yasuyuki Yoshida (27), are keepers of this tradition, and are the main characters who bring the narrative forward. As craftsmen who must dedicate their whole lives to the making of this world-class saké, their private sacrifices are often sizable and unseen.

From what the TASTE AWARDS can see, this is more than a short-term trend, this is the tip of a very large list of food & drink-based films. More on this topic soon.