Are You on the Menu?
A behind the scenes look into the hospitality industry
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Once I had completed the final, I started to submit Are You on the Menu? to festivals and set up a grand screening in Toronto AYOTM was chosen to be featured at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival in the spring of 2002, where it was Nominated 'Best International Documentary'.
The Birth of 'Are You on the Menu?'
In 1999 I was in a friend's studio, when he offered me to use it if I came up with a project idea. I thought why not give it a whirl! Keeping in mind, the old adage, ' stick to what you know about'. Well, I had waitressed for well over 2 decades, so I thought this is something I could really talk about! I moved to Toronto, got a job at the Black Bull Tavern and got to work shooting through 2000-2001. At that time, I worked in both film and serving so I could stay close to both subjects. I had worked in almost all of the establishments in the movie, even it was just for one day to get inside of the places and kept me close to my desired outcome.
Are You on the Menu? made it’s debut in Toronto in August 2002. Subsequent screenings included St. Louis MO, New York City and Guelph, Ontario.