Films to Feast on

Feasting season is upon us. As the US celebrates Thanksgiving and Christmas is fast approaching, we’re taking a look at the emotional pull food has on us in this series of films, from changing perceptions of animal and farmer welfare, to the connection certain meals have with home to just watching a lovable dog thoroughly enjoy his food. Scroll down to take in all this food, glorious food.

Johnny Kelly | A Future Begins

First up, we’re looking at Johnny Kelly’s purpose-driven short for Chipotle released a decade ago, highlighting the need for ethical, sustainable farming in the food industry. The charming stop-motion moment changed the global conversation around animal welfare with a subsequent move towards crate-free farming. In ‘Back to the Start’, Johnny’s lovable puppet family switches first to factory farming, then back to the sustainable approach of turning animals out to pasture.

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Patrick Osborne | Feast

A heart-warming story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, revealed bite by bite through the meals they share. The piece is so well-known in popular culture it was parodied in an episode of The Simpsons.

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Siqi Song | The Coin

Siqi crafts this appetising stop-motion short film, with hand-crafted details that look good enough to eat. The Coin is a story about identity, family and immigration and built on a Chinese New Year’s Tradition which sees coins being hidden inside dumplings for good luck.

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Johnny Kelly | Back to the Start

This animated anthem for Chipotle Cultivate Foundation eloquently highlights their drive for ethical, sustainable farming. Chipotle founder Steve Ells shared vision and passionate efforts to source food on a more sustainable and ethical basis with Director Johnny Kelly, fuelling the development of this poignant story.

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