A puzzle to be solved that benefitted from all the challenges…eventually.
This project required many writes and re-writes plus extensive collaborative and diplomatic skill and adaptability. Oh, and many, many Zoom meetings. Originally briefed to be shot indoors in an IKEA store, Covid-19 restrictions forced us to explore the possibility of creating a cooking film outside on a small budget. Our options narrowed further when it emerged this also had to happen in Plymouth due to the cast being unable to travel beyond their home city. In short, the challenge was set – find an outdoor kitchen in Plymouth at a time everyone is available and the weather will be good. Or…build one!
So that’s what we did. We found a lovely location at Poole City Farm in Plymouth with some very helpful farmers and Mario, a very photogenic Alpaca, and built an outdoor kitchen that now lives at the farm for future outdoor cooking workshops and training for the local community. A really fantastic and challenging project I’m very proud of - particularly the fact we didn’t let the many challenges negatively impact the performances of an untrained cast. Live Sustainably Everyday is an accompanying film I re-cut from existing IKEA promos. Both produced and delivered under various states of lockdown restrictions.
Writer/Director/DOP/Editor: Joseph Turp
Producer: Neil Pymer
Producer (Leap): Helen Johnston
Camera Operators: Tomoi Summers / Joseph Turp
Sound: Alex Hudd
Assistant: Dominka Zieba