Fortissimo bites for Foodies doc
Sweden’s B-Reel produces globetrotting culinary feature documentary.
Ahead of the AFM’s kickoff, Fortissimo Films has acquired world rights (excluding Scandinavia) to documentary Foodies directed by Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius and Henrik Stockare.
The feature film explores the growing worldwide phenomena of the titular ‘foodies,’ passionate, food loving, blog-writing, globe-trotting culinary jet-setters. The film follows the dining elite across the world.
Fortissimo has previously had a string of foodie documentary hits including Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Food Inc and Super Size Me.
The deal was negotiated by Fortissimo’s Chairman Michael J. Werner and Managing Director Nelleke Driessen together with Mattias Nohrborg of B-Reel on behalf of the producers. Sales are set to commence here at the AFM, where Fortissimo will show exclusive footage.
Werner said, “The pursuit of great meals, and new food adventures has become an omnipresent and global phenomena. Witness your dining companions snapping food photos, to your friends planning restaurant excursions; everyone is joining the foodie revolution. Foodies captures this new movement in an exquisite, mouth watering documentary.”
“We are very happy to collaborate with our friends at Fortissimo with this, for us very special documentary. We are in final editing, and are sure to deliver an exciting and entertaining film at the beginning of 2014,” added Nohrborg of B-Reel.