| 10 min

This short animation takes a look at the redemptive power of food, wine, music and love through the eyes of our protagonist, Chuck. A husband and father, Chuck is jovially cooking dinner and listening to Chopin when his wife Sylvie spontaneously invites a group of boisterous colleagues over for dinner. The festivities begin to spiral out of control, and Chuck must find his way through a planned diner à deux that has turned into pandemonium. Filmmaker Bruce Alcock follows the fine tradition of beloved food films such as Babette’s Feast, using the preparation of a meal as a vehicle for exploring the grand themes of love and life through simple yet evocative line drawings.

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  • art direction
    Bruce Alcock
    Cesare Battista
  • animation
    Bruce Alcock
    Cesare Battista
  • editing
    Cesare Battista
  • sound design
    Alex Hall
    Wayne Kozak
    Chris McIntosh
  • sound recording
    Don Ellis
    Scott Yates
  • mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • executive producer
    Tina Ouellette
    Bruce Alcock
    Ravida Din
    Roddy McManus
  • director
    Bruce Alcock
  • producer
    Tina Ouellette
    Annette Clarke
    Michael Fukushima
  • writer
    Ed Riche
    Bruce Alcock
  • cast
    Robert Joy
    Otto Alcock
    Liz Solo
    Mary Lewis
    Sean Panting
    Brian Marler
    Jane Dingle