Its amazing the world your exposed to when you decide to view it from behind a camera….. The people you meet the places you go all in the pursuit of one image, one line of dialogue that perfect moment.
Over the years I have met many inspiring people each with their own story to tell, accepting the documentary platform I found myself always being intrigued by peoples passions for the things they do.
Katie Bruzdzinski is no exception I first witnessed her passion when I got the chance to photograph an event she was cooking for some time ago…….. Since then I have been imagining what it would be like to capture her passion on film.
Apart from cooking shows there aren’t too many documentary pieces done on cooking and chefs, something that surprises me considering the wide array of colors and textures that translate absolutely beautiful to video…..
So when I found out that my dear friend would be guest chef at one of boulders top restaurants an honor held by only chefs of the highest caliber and never before held by a caterer, I knew that this was my chance to share a small piece of what I already knew about my best friend in the world…..
The culmination of a small vision and 3 days of filming in locations ranging from farms to commercial kitchens led me to meet some of the most amazing people I have ever known everyone surrounded by Katie and her aura of positivity. Her business is her life and everything she is doing to the world of catering is changing the market forever, her philosophy on supporting local farms and businesses is something to be emulated but sadly an art that is often lost in the shadow of the mighty dollar sign……. When you taste a Katie cooked meal your tasting the freshest ingredients cooked by the kindest of hearts her inspiration is that of bringing people together to live in a simple moment gathering under a common ground of tasting amazing food…..
I have gathered over an hour of interview footage packed full of emotion and passion of a woman who simply loves what she does…… What will be done with this footage I am not sure but I feel compelled to share my friend and her story with as many people as I possibly can a documentary film makers dream a small idea formed around a woman and her dreams allowing me to follow my dream standing behind a camera quietly capturing an artist at work and hearts being warmed all around Katie B.
I know not what the future will bring but I do know that a life shared with the people you love all doing what they love is a life well deserved……
A simple project a small idea can grow into something big with enough heart and will power…….
This is a small sample of what I believe to be a story worth filming worth sharing with the world…….