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Susan Feniger. FORKED

Susan Feniger. FORKED…a verite documentary film following award-winning celebrity chef Susan Feniger on her first solo restaurant, her passionate struggle and quest to
bring global street food under one roof in the form of a new LA restaurant: STREET. Shot by her longtime filmmaker partner in Vietnam, Shanghai and Los Angeles, it’s a story about starting over and about not IF one fails… but HOW.

  • Liz Lachman
    Pin-Up, Getting To Know You, Chef Tips with Susan Feniger
  • Liz Lachman
    Pin-Up, Getting To Know You
  • Liz Lachman
    Pin-Up, Getting To Know You
  • Lisa Donmall-Reeve
    Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance
  • Susan Feniger
    Key Cast
  • Mary Sue Milliken
    Key Cast
  • Wolfgang Puck
    Key Cast
  • Bobby Flay
    Key Cast
  • Barbara Fairchild
    Key Cast
  • Joan Gill-Amorim
    Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 13, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    China, United States, Viet Nam
  • Language:
    English, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, mini DV
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Liz Lachman

LIZ LACHMAN is an EMMY AWARD winning musician and composer, a GOLDEN REEL AWARD winning music editor.

As a filmmaker her latest short psychological drama, PIN-UP, starring Angela Sarafyan (WESTWORLD) and Christina Chang (THE GOOD DOCTOR) has won 30 film festival awards and Liz is now in development on the feature version.

As a writer, Liz has twice been a Quarter Finalist and in the Top 15% in the ACADEMY NICHOLL Competition, a Semi Finalist and a Quarter Finalist in the PAGE Screenplay awards, and a Semi Finalist in the FINAL DRAFT Screenplay Competition and STOWE Story Labs. Her feature screenplay, Rowing In Eden, is currently being produced with and directed by Saffron Burrows.

Liz has just completed her first documentary feature she shot and directed: “SUSAN FENIGER. FORKED,” produced with Lisa Donmall-Reeve (Uprooted). The verité film follows her partner of 26 years, chef Susan Feniger (Border Grill and Socalo restaurants/ TV Food Network) traveling the world, gathering street food recipes and building out her first solo restaurant in Los Angeles… which went horribly wrong.

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Director Statement

When my beloved spouse decided to return to her roots by opening a solo restaurant without her longtime chef partner, I thought: “She’s a celebrity at the top of her field, practically starting over. Someone should record this.” I didn’t mean ME.
What I discovered when I started filming was this: when I was behind the camera, Susan did all sorts of hilarious things to make me laugh that she would never do with a professional
cinematographer. I was getting the uncut, raw, unadulterated Susan. The one I knew at home. I mean, she even let me film her dancing with the dog in her pajamas.
I didn’t intend to be part of this film but sometimes it was late at night in the kitchen with Susan cooking and talking to me behind the camera, asking me to taste something… so there
you are. I didn’t know how it would all end and I definitely sometimes wished I had a gun to put myself out of my misery.
But then we wouldn’t have this film.