Private Project


After being canceled in Chicago following a violent incident with his ex-wife/business partner, 42 Grams chef Jake Bickelhaupt moved to Denver in the midst of COVID-19 for a fresh start. However, his past continues to haunt him as the cloud of cancel culture and online bullying renders him nearly paralyzed in his search for redemption. During these times of uncertainty and change, watch as Jake fights against all odds to rebuild his life.

  • J.J. Hendricks
  • J.J. Hendricks
  • Edward Jurgensen
  • Carol Miesner
  • Jacob Bickelhaupt
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Drama, food, chef, special intrest
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 5 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 19, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Black Magic 6K, 35 mm
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Las Vegas Independent Film Festival
    Las Vegas
    WINNER of BEST INSPIRATIONAL STORY, Official Selection, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Most Inspirational Story
  • Vegas Movie Awards
    Las Vegas
    October 8, 2021
    Finalist, Official Selection
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 2, 2021
    Special Jury Award
  • Boston Independent Film Awards
    United States
    October 1, 2021
    Best Feature Documentary, Official Selection
  • Filmchilla
    Twin Oaks, California
    United States
    October 15, 2021
    Official Selection
    Official Selection
  • Falcon International Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    September 30, 2021
    Critics Award, Official Selection
  • New York Film Awards
    New York City
    United States
    October 10, 2021
    Award Winner - "Best Inspirational Story" "Best Editing" ,Official Selection, Finalist Selection
  • Hollywood Gold Awards
    Los Angeles, California
    United States
    October 31, 2021
    Gold Award - Feature Documentary, Official Selection
  • Chicago Indie Film Awards
    Chicago, Illinois
    United States
    October 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • FilmCon Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 8, 2021
    Best Picture, Best Director, Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • Gravitas Ventures
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
    Country: Canada
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - J.J. Hendricks

Underground filmmaker share stories of chefs from around the world.

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Director Statement

I shoot raw