Private Project

The Unconventional Gourmet

A dark comedy about a woman stuck in the 50's searching for the perfect ingredients in an unusual family recipe. The film tells an age old tale with an added modern twist.

There is an srt file with English subtitles on Film Freeway for download or translation.

  • Wendy Keeling
    Bounty Momma, Self Offense, Just Grate
  • Wendy Keeling
  • Kevin Keeling
  • Wendy Keeling
  • Wendy Keeling
    Key Cast
    Madhouse Mecca, Painted Horses, In the Dark, Bounty Momma
  • Wynn Reichert
    Key Cast
    Masterminds, Secretariat, Paternity Leave, Chloe
  • Grayson Kilpatrick
    Key Cast
    The Substitute Spy, Bad Apple, American Hero
  • Manon Guy
    Key Cast
    The Christmas Reunion, Unconditional, Just Grate
  • Mark Ramey
    Director of Photography
    Stacey David's GearZ, Bounty Momma, Nashville
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Horror, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Indie Horror Film Festival
    Gatlinburg, Tn
    April 16, 2016
    Nominated Directors Choice and Best Writing
  • Cape Fear Film Festival
    Willmington, Nc
    March 11, 2016
    Winner Directors Choice Award. Nominated Best Comedy
  • Rendezvous Film Festival
    Amelia Island, Fl
    June 3, 2016
  • Alhambra Theater Film Festival
    Evansville, In
    April 8, 2016
    Nominated Best Actress
  • Tupelo Film Festival
    Tupelo, Mississippi
    April 14, 2016
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles, Ca
    June 10, 2016
  • Minutnik Film Festival
    June 17, 2016
  • GenreBlast Film Festival
    Midlothian, VA
    United States
    Nominated Best "Les Femme De Genre" and Best "TN/VA connection
  • Cinema Soup Film Festival
    Matton, Il
    United States
    August 21, 2016
    Nominated Best Short Film, Nominated Best Actress
  • San Antonio Film Festival
    San Antonio
    United States
    July 30, 2016
  • Knoxville Film Festival
    Knoxville, Tn
    United States
  • Shortz Film Festival
    Chico, Ca
    United States
    September 17, 2016
  • The Valley Film Festival
    Los Angeles, Ca
    United States
    September 29, 2016
  • Artlightenment Film Festival
    Nashville, Tn
    United States
    November 10, 2016
    Winner Best Supporting Actor, Runner Up Audience Award, Runner Up Best Ensemble, Runner Up Best Comedy, 3rd Place Best Screenplay
  • 19 th AUBURN International Film Festival For Children and Young Adults
    September 23, 2016
    Nominated Tadgell’s Bluebell Honor Award (Best Short film made by adults about/for Children)
  • Women Media Arts and Film Festival
    September 15, 2016
  • Soo Film Festival
    Sault Ste. Marie
    United States
    September 16, 2016
  • Queen City Film Festival
    Cumberland, Mc
    United States
    October 8, 2016
  • Sweet as Film Festival
    Baie D'Urfe, QC
    August 26, 2016
  • Glasgow Horror Fest
    United Kingdom
    October 29, 2016
  • Eye Catcher International Film Festival
    McAlester, Ok
    United States
    November 10, 2016
    Winner Best Cinematography Short
  • Vasteras Film Festival
    September 29, 2016
  • Northeast Wisconsin Horror Film Festival
    Oskgosh, Wi
    United States
    October 9, 2016
  • The UnderGround Film Festival
  • Central Michigan International Film Festival
    Mount Pleasent, MI
    United States
    February 11, 2017
  • Hackney Attick Halloween Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    October 31, 2016
  • Short Soup International Film Festival
    January 22, 2017
  • North Jefferson Independent Film Festival
    Gardendale, AL
    United States
    November 12, 2016
  • I Filmmaker Interantioanl Film Festival
    Marbella, Malaga
    December 4, 2016
    Special Mention
  • Big as Texas Short Film Festival
    Austin, Tx
    United States
    December 10, 2016
    Nominated Best American Comedy, Nominated Best Costumes
  • Sand Dunes International Short Film Festival
    December 25, 2016
  • Deep in the Heart Film Festival
    Waco, Tx
    United States
    February 16, 2017
  • International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh
    Shahbagh, Dhaka
    January 24, 2017
  • Magnolia Film Festival
    Starkville, Ms
    United States
    March 4, 2017
  • Shire International Short Film Festival
    March 29, 2017
  • Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival
    Muskogee, OK
    United States
    April 18, 2017
    Winner Best Actress in a Short Film, Winner Best Youth Actress, Winner Best Youth Actor, Winner Best Movie Trailer, Nominated Best Comedy Short, Nominated Best Ensemble
  • Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival
    Milwaukee, WI
    United States
    April 1, 2017
  • Toronto Short Film Festival
    March 15, 2017
    Winner Best Short Comedy
  • Desert Flower Mini Short Film Festival
    Big Springs, Tx
    United States
    April 1, 2017
  • Global Short Film Awards (GFS)
    New York, NY
    United States
  • Nassau Film Festival
    Princeton< NJ
    United States
    May 15, 2017
  • Horror Avenue Film Festival
    Mattoon, Il
    United States
    July 14, 2017
  • Jehlum Short and Long Film Festival
    June 8, 2017
  • Calgary Horror Con
    June 9, 2017
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles. Ca
    April 1, 2017
  • Fort Worth Indie Showcase
    Fort Worth, Tx
    United States
    July 15, 2017
  • Austin Revolution Film Festival
    Austin, Tx
    September 22, 2017
    Nominated Best Horror Short, Nominated Best Actress/ Director.
  • Toronto Indie Film Festival
  • Key West Film Festival
    Key West, Fl
    United States
    November 19, 2017
  • Film Girl Film Festival
  • Countess Möira Film Festival
    Nashville, Tn
  • Women in Cinema Festival
    Jacksonville Florida
Director Biography - Wendy Keeling

Wendy Keeling is an Actor, Artist, Director, and Producer based out of Nashville, Tennessee. Wendy grew up in Bloomington, Illinois. As a young girl she was drawn to anything and everything creative. She seems to continue to be attracted to all things creative that do not necessarily pay the big bucks.
Wendy has worked both in front and behind the camera on projects in television, film, commercials, music videos, and stage. A jack of many trades, Wendy’s skills range from Acting, Directing, Casting, Set Design, Production Manager, and Producer. Recently she has switched hats to writing, directing, and producing her own projects with her production company 7 Mile Bridge Productions. Her films "Self Offense", "Bounty Momma", and "Just Grate" have all had success on the film festival circuit both nationally and internationally. Her most recent project “The Unconventional Gourmet” is a labor of love from her artistic dark side. She wanted to amp up the production value on this film to draw the viewer in with the combination of bright colors and the darkness of the story.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

I attest to the fact that no children were harmed in the making of this film. So you may enjoy the film guilt free!!!