Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story


The Main 2 Wed, Apr 22, 2015 5:00 PM
The Main 2 Fri, Apr 24, 2015 2:20 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Program:Culinary Cinema
Voice Category:Cinematic Science(?)
Release Year:2014
Type:Documentary Feature
Director:Grant Baldwin
Producer:Jenny Rustemeyer
Cinematographer:Grant Baldwin
Editor:Grant Baldwin


Screening with short film Sandorkraut

We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? This is the question Just Eat It asks, as filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.


GRANT BALDWIN - Director/Editor/Cinematographer and Subject

Grant started his career composing music for film and television, creating the score for a number of productions, and securing placements in productions such as Damages, Limitless, and Sacred Planet IMAX. After working closely with filmmakers, moving from music to being behind the camera was a natural progression. He shot, directed, edited, and scored the feature documentary The Clean Bin Project in 2010. He currently works as a cinematographer, editor, and director on various commercial and independent projects, and Just Eat It is his second feature documentary.

JENNY RUSTEMEYER - Producer and Subject

Jen is a writer, producer, and grassroots community builder. She produced and was the subject of the 2010 film The Clean Bin Project which won 1o festival awards. She has organized hundreds of public events and film screenings, built an eco-mined online community of thousands using social media, managed a 30-city film tour across Canada by bicycle, and spoken globally on sustainability issues. Just Eat It is her second feature documentary.

MELANIE WOOD - Executive Producer

Melanie’s previous award-winning films; o.com, A Stranger In Our Home, School of Secrets, and Liberia ’77 not only reflect the pulse of the times but the voices of those who've gone unheard. She’s also produced Carbon Hunters for CBC and BBC Worldwide, and Foncie’s Photos for Knowledge Network. Melanie believes in making films that tell fascinating, truthful stories you'll want to talk about over dinner tonight, tomorrow, and next year.



Country: USA | Language: English | Runtime: 12 min
Director(s): Emily Lobsenz, Ann Husaini
Producer(s): Emily Lobsenz, Ann Husaini
Screenwriter(s): Ann Husaini, Emily Lobsenz
Cinematographer(s): Craig Marsden
Editor(s): Ann Husaini, Emily Lobsenz
Principle Cast: Sandor Ellix Katz

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