The Gravy Bowl

In his rookie year with Major League Eating, 20-year old professional eater Darrien Thomas faces off against some of the biggest names in American competitive eating at the 9th Annual World Poutine eating championship in Toronto, Ontario. The Gravy Bowl highlights his rookie season and follows him as he trains for the biggest competition of his career.

  • Ethan Gillis
  • Nikita Adoni
  • Darrien Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Maddie Gaughan
    Sound Recordist
  • Juan Dominguez
    Director of Photography
  • Olive Pham
  • Ethan Gillis
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Expository Documentary, Comedy, Sports, Food, Competition
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 12, 2019
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Director Biography - Ethan Gillis

Ethan Gillis is an aspiring filmmaker from Mississauga, Ontario. He is currently in the Film and Television Production program at Humber College. He holds a degree in Popular Culture from Brock University, which means he is always up to date on the latest Kardashian/Jenner drama. Oh and it also provided him with an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the inner workings of contemporary culture. During his time in university he wrote and directed a number of short films for festivals across the Niagara Region. Informed by his background in film studies, advertising and media communication, Ethan strives to make content that takes a light-hearted, often tongue-in-cheek look at some of the most relevant topics shaping our often unusual culture.

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