(New York, New York--August 20, 2013) Two short films directed by Matt Checkowski and produced by The D4D, Porter Braised Ox Cheek" and "Mixed Berries, Three Ways,” have been named part of the official selection for the 7th Annual NYC Food Film Festival, which runs October 23rd - 27th, 2013 in New York City.
The Food Film Festival http://thefoodfilmfestival.com
sprang from the imagination of Festival Director and Travel Channel host George Motz, the documentary filmmaker behind the award-winning Hamburger America film and book, along with co-creator Harry Hawk. Through documentaries, features and short films, the Festival showcases the best, and the most memorable, of the world’s favorite foods. Along with a heaping helping of mouth-watering films, Motz, Hawk and company serve up the food that guests are watching on the screen for a multi-sensory experience.
“I am excited to be a part of the festival and to screen these short films for audiences who share our passion for unique food experiences,” notes Matt Checkowski, Director/Founder of The D4D. “Connecting the visual narratives with a story for the palate makes for an inspired take on the traditional film festival.”
"Porter Braised Ox Cheek"
and "Mixed Berries, Three Ways”
feature Chef Martin Berg of Michelin-starred restaurant Mathias Dahlgren as he prepares some of his favorite dishes. The films are part of a near painterly short film series surrounding Berg’s appreciation and mastery of fine ingredients. Each unfolds in reverse; an homage to culinary magic.
This is the second time The D4D and Matt Checkowski have had work in the Food Film Festival. Two years ago the Chicago iteration screened its short film for Intelligentsia “Espresso”
The film is part of a series created for Intelligentsia’s core audience of coffee obsessives and artisanal culturistas.
Food and drink are reoccurring themes in The D4D's storytelling. Checkowski recently curated a collection of stills taken during his culinary content adventures, exploring the oldest bakery in Berlin, meeting the rock star butcher of London and a master class with the Pope of Foam. Read more about Matt’s tales from behind the counter: http://checkowski.com/tales-from-behind-the-counter/
About The D4D:
The Department of the 4th Dimension (The D4D) creates content and integrated media experiences that connect people and grow culture. Through story The D4D creates new ways to engage the imagination in branded projects, entertainment and design. Development, production, technology and activation are all part of the process, aligned to produce compelling and effective projects for clients. For more on the award-winning company please visit: http://thed4d.com