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Documentree Films presents
Noma: My Perfect Storm

Main protagonist: René Redzepi

Rene on bike

René Redzepi is the chef and co-owner of Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since the establishment of the restaurant in 2003, Redzepi has developed a cuisine that draws from the area’s landscape and culture. Using a wide yet intimate network of farmers, foragers, and other purveyors, Noma celebrates the region’s ingredients and aims to present a kind of cooking that expresses its location and the seasons. Noma was voted Best Restaurant in the World 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014.

Redzepi is the co-author of Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine (Phaidon, 2010) and author of A Work in Progress (Phaidon, 2013). In 2008, he founded the Nordic Food Lab, an independent, open-source research organisation that studies deliciousness. And in 2011, he founded the MAD Symposium, an annual gathering of chefs and food lovers with an appetite for knowledge.

His wife is Nadine Levy Redzepi, and together they have three daughters: Genta, Arwen and Ro.

Director: Pierre Deschamps

Pierre Deschamps self portrait

Pierre Deschamps is co-founder of Documentree Films Ltd. based in Brighton, United Kingdom. Native French, Deschamps has a background within the French television industry during early 90’s with more than 1500 TV entertainment shows to his credit as assistant director.

A passionate film maker, Deschamps has a desire to tell stories of human interest that unify people and communities locally and globally, with the aims to focus on human similarities rather than differences, and on ordinary characters in extraordinary environments.

The visual fingerprint of Deschamps is a sensitive eye attracted to extraordinary details in ordinary elements hidden from the everyday busy eye; with an aesthetic approach to visual imagery he seeks to capture the essence of his subjects through a curious lens.

His films are internationally awarded and recognized for their universal appeal, poetic storytelling, visual creativity and high commercial value. Noma: My Perefct Storm is Deschamps’ first feature film.

The filmography of Deschamps includes: Rugby, The Lifeblood of New Zealand, 2011; Insight, 2013; Man of The Soil, 2009, screened at Berlinale 2010, awarded Best Editing - Sila Fest International Film Festival 2010, special Recommendation for Cinematography - Barbados International Film Festival 2010, and awarded Best Short Film - IFFF/United Nations Film Festival 2011; Looking North For A Gastronomic Revolution, 2008 (featuring René Redzepi).

Pierre Deschamps is married to Etta Thompson Deschamps and together they have three children: Cassius, Lou and Namaste.

Production

Produced by Documentree Films Ltd
Co-produced by Red Rental A/S and Good Rolling Films
In collaboration with SWR
Directed & filmed by Pierre Deschamps
Editor Mike Brook
Producer Etta Thompson Deschamps
Executive producers Malte Udsen, Anders Holck, Ricardo Ceballos, Malene Blenkov, Michel Schønnemann, Etta Thompson Deschamps
Original music by Frans Bak, Keld Haaning Ibsen
Sound recordists Juan Diego Sanchez, Mikkel Groos, Maximilien Holland
Colourist Carsten Dahl
Sound designers Brian Dyrby, Kristoffer Salting
Sound mixer Thomas Jæger