What’s Cookin’ in New York? casts nyc as the mecca of new-age renaissance. The holistic magazine show draws on sources ranging from the green grocer to a biological scientist in order to explore what’s nourishing us – body, mind and soul.
Angelika Schubert of Germany’s Filmproduktion edition disegno has a pilot in the can, produced on her own since she, fittingly, is taking a Zen-like approach to the search for broadcasters. Set to an American pop-beat, the investigation into cutting-edge sustenance for the 21st century has an upbeat style and pacing, with interviews intercut by glimpses of NYC.
The new series is a departure from The Fire Experiment, the long-term science doc Schubert has cooking – literally – with smoke rising five kms high at one point. The one-hour film chronicles the results of the inaugural interdisciplinary international science conference and fire-ecology experiment where Russia’s Ministry of Forests permitted 50 acres of bush on an island in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, to be burned. Angelika and Peter Schubert were the first, and only, western camera team granted access to the fire in the largest northern-hemisphere forest biome, an area which plays a key role in the world’s climate. The project means the duo shoots every ten years, mapping developments as ongoing climate research continues.
The Schuberts are also the team behind Anna’s Children, a documentary about Anna Essinger, a German schoolteacher. Essinger emigrated to England in 1933, and was later instrumental in transporting 10,000 Jewish children to England during World War II.
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-Production Briefs: Pulp Non-Fiction
-Dr.Death and his dog
-Moon Over Jimi