Posted in Food in Film by Susie White, April 7, 2015
Meet the food in film 2015 judges
The awards are being presented on Wednesday 6th May and we thought we’d introduce to you to the trio of judges who, with a wealth of experience, are perfectly placed to pick the winners.
Meet the judges
– In the early 1970’s Nik Powell set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson and in the space of ten years the pair turned a small mail-order record operation into a multi-million pound conglomerate.
- In 1982 Powell went into partnership with Stephen Woolley and together they formed Palace Video, followed by Palace Pictures, and then Palace Productions.
- Nik has acted as Executive Producer on all of Palace’s productions including Neil Jordan’s COMPANY OF WOLVES, OSCAR NOMINATED MONA LISA, Michael Caton-Jones’ SCANDAL, and Neil Jordan’s multi Oscar nominated THE CRYING GAME.
- Nik was appointed Director of the National Film and Television School in 2005, although he remains as non-executive chairman of Scala Productions.
– Filmmaker, DP, Writer, TV Host and Hamburger Expert
Motz is a well-traveled Emmy award-winning freelance filmmaker and Director of Photography based in New York City. Over the past 23 years he has worked on many television commercials, feature films, music videos, documentaries, and promos.
- In the spring of 2005 Motz completed Hamburger America, his second documentary film which he shot, produced, edited, and directed. The film was nominated in 2006 for a James Beard Foundation Award and won the Audience Choice Award at the 2009 Modesto Film Festival.
- George is also the director of the Food Film Festival, with events in NYC, Chicago, Charleston, Copenhagen and more.
– James Winter is a BAFTA Award-winning Producer with over 20 years experience making all types of programmes from chat
shows to documentaries.
- His work at Cactus has included Richard & Judy, Popelganger, For Your Ears Only, The TV Set and for the past 8 years, Saturday Kitchen Live.
People’s choice, have your say
The category shortlist has been announced and you can get involved by voting for your favourite film, to pick a winner for the People’s Choice Award. Head over to the YouTube page for you to place your vote. Voting closes on 16th April 2015.