To truly document an event or tell a real-life story you need more than the right technical facilities. You need a director and (preferably small) crew who can capture what’s real, but with minimum impact on the event itself. This takes sensitivity to the people in the story, and an eye for the telling moments


A charity decided to hold a cooking competition event as a fundraiser. But how to overcome the huge technical issues? They hit upon the idea of filming the competition, and the showing of the film would be the event, with the winners announced live right after the screening. We filmed and edited the competition down to a pacy 90-minute movie filled with drama and laughter. The evening was held at the Astor Theatre in April 2011, with the movie shown on the giant screen in front of 800 people. Here is the trailer promoting the event.