Food for Thought

A retired accountant who volunteers at a local food bank struggles to understand that clients aren’t numbers and learns that food is a source of sustenance and dignity.

  • Christine Hann
  • Christine Hann
  • Maria Belenkova-Buford
  • Anju Malhotra
  • Lori Zozzolotto
  • Christine Hann
    Journey Back, The BackPack
  • Anthony Zita
    Key Cast
  • Pamela Scott-Demetriou
    Key Cast
  • Chris Reid
    Key Cast
  • Jennifer Silvestro
    Key Cast
    "Food Bank Director/Corinne"
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    7 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
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    Digital, Prores, 4K
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Director Biography - Christine Hann

'Food for Thought' is Christine Hann's directorial debut. She has previously worked as a producer, production manager and production assistant. She also brings over 20 years experience from her career in marketing, event and project management. Through her volunteer experience at her local food bank, Christine was inspired to write a short film based on the topic of food insecurity. The natural progression was to then direct the film. She looks forward to working on future films as a writer, producer, production manager and director.

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Director Statement

'Food for Thought' is a fictional story based on my experience volunteering at my local food bank. The Executive Director is truly the most dedicated and inspiring person I have ever met. I was also humbled by the dedication of the volunteers. They all work together to do the most for the clients and community at large. It's important, especially in today's climate to put a spotlight on food insecurity and to show 'who' is actually using services at food banks. It's surprising to see, even in affluent neighbourhoods, the increasing need for such support. I hope this short film brings some humanity and compassion to the clients that take the brave step to enter the doors of their local food bank.