Gabby Lobue
Robert Beal
Tom Sheridan
Adele Wilson-Hamaker
Thaddeus Konar

FOOD is a six-minute satirical film that uses visual metaphor and a lot of symbolism. A woman picks up three bums. They cannot resist her beauty and sex appeal and stoically comply with her humiliating demands.

Running time 6 minutes.
Shooting days: 2 (plus one evening of wasted shots where location did not work)
Total recorded footage: 5 hours
Hours of work - please do not ask, but I worked on it for six months... more than full time.

Many people were involved, four actors, two crew members, four local singers, Adele as director of photography (I could not have done it without her!) and me as writer and director. Props and locations included new $80,000 BMW 740 (courtesy of Stan Mayhew of the BMW of Eugene), boxing ring (courtesy of Oakway Fitness Center and Hardknox Boxing Club), South Eugene High School track stadium, luxurious private residence south of Eugene, and very generous permission from 'Perfessor' Bill Edwards allowing me to use his music.

The film turned out great - beautiful Gabby, Strider, Tom, and Robert were all great. The shooting days were exhausting, for example we spent 5 hours in the boxing ring (not counting the off-location rehearsal time) for less than one-minute scene.

Rest of the film was shot around Eugene, and if you live here, you will recognize the locations.

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Food will be shown on Oct 12, 2007 (7PM - $5/$3 student admission) as a part of DIVA's Second Friday Film Forum.

The new premiere issue of the Eugene Magazine included good description of FOOD (and also my involvement in the Eugene Film Festival inluding my pictore!) in their article about local filmaking scene.

FOOD was shown (together with Dance) during the Eugene Celebration's Best of The Best Film Festival at the old MacDonald theater Saturday Sep 9, 2006.

FOOD received an Honorable Mention by placing in the top 10 out of 400 short comedies at the 2006 Indie Gathering


FOOD was shown (together with Dance) Sunday May 14, 2006 at the Bijou Art Cinemas as a part of the Eugene Film Festival

FOOD was screened on Aug 19, 20, and 21, 2005 at the Bijou Art Cinemas.


FOOD was presented at the Forest Grove International Film Festival on Sunday 6/12/05 at McMenamin's Grand Lodge Theatre

Forest Film Festival

FOOD was shown at the Forest Film Festival in the Clinton Street Theater in Portland OR on Saturday May 21, 2005

Forest Film Festival

Jan 18, 2005 - FOOD was shown for the first time in Portland, OR, in the Guild Theatre as a part of NW Film Center's noncompetitive open screening

PREMIERE: DEC 10, 2004 - FOOD had its first public showing at DIVA in Downtown Eugene as a part of the annual 'Open Lens' film festival (Eugene Weekly announcement) and received the 'Audience Choice Award', the only award given.

If you have seen FOOD, please email to me your reflections about it!