Pastriology

a feature documentary by
Alexis Krasilovsky

“PASTRIOLOGY” is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership arts organization. Contributions in behalf of “PASTRIOLOGY” are payable to IDA and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
For more information, please visit www.documentary.org.
Donations to the project through IDA (International Documentary Association)
can be made on-line at:
www.documentary.org/community/IDA-resources/fiscal_sponsorship_donate?film_id=3098

 

SYNOPSIS:

Pastriology takes a global view of the perils and pleasures of pastry.  How can something that can make you sick and even kill you be such a sweet expression of cultural values and love?  Pastry is a luxury for some, a fast substitute for meals for others, and in today’s economy, it’s a comfort food for more and more Americans at a loss.  Pastriology addresses the planetary emergency of too little food, while seducing the viewer with the lavish traditions and beauty of pastry- and cake-making that call us back to the roots of our childhood.

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SAMPLE FOOTAGE:

 Workers at the Kocak Baklava Factory,
Workers at the Kocak Baklava Factory,
Gaziantep (Southeastern Turkey)
HD footage shot by Alexis Krasilovsky (March 2009)
To view footage, click here.

 

Pastriology Demo 11 2001
To view our current 2 minute demo click here.

Bios: 

 Alexis Krasilovsky (USA), Writer/Producer/Director, is the winner of the Tribute Award “for achievements in independent cinema” from the 2008 San Francisco Women’s Film Festival.  Her films, videos and holograms include "WOMEN BEHIND THE CAMERA" (and the TV version, "SHOOTING WOMEN"), winner of four "Best Documentary" awards; “END OF THE ART WORLD,” starring Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg; “JUST BETWEEN ME & GOD,” shown nationally on The Learning Channel’s series, “The Independents”; and EXILE”, filmed in Czechoslovakia before the fall of the Iron Curtain, and screened nationally on PBS.  She studied film history at Yale and received an MFA in Film/Video from Cal Arts.  She is Professor of film production, film studies and screenwriting at California State University, Northridge.

Alexis Krasilovsky
Alexis Krasilovsky, Writer/Director, “Pastriology”
at a
Gaziantep baklava café
Photo:  Sedat Ozturk (March 12, 2009)

 

Sanjoy Ghosh (India), Co-Producer and Unit Director (India), has co-directed two independent features films:   “Rihla…the journey” – 2007 and “Adbhutam” (“The Wonder”) – 2006 and wrote the screenplay for an Indo-Bangladesh co-production.  The former Programmer of the Kolkata Film Festival, he also serves as Design and Program Consultant for the Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh and other international festivals, and is currently on the Independent Feature Films Jury of the Ahmedabad International Film Festival with acclaimed Iranian director, Mohsen Makhmalbaf.   Roger Ebert has described Sanjoy Ghosh as “a teacher and student of cinema.”

Sanjoy Ghosh
Sanjoy Ghosh, Co-Producer, “Pastriology” (India)

 

Dr. Hamidou Soumah (Republic of Guinea, West Africa / USA), Co-Producer, is a former communications consultant for UNESCO and training director in radio and television at the French National Institute of Communication, internationally known as INA--Institut National de la Communication Audiovisuelle, in Paris. He is an associate of the acclaimed West African documentary filmmaker, Moussa Kémoko Diakité and several filmmakers of the second generation of African filmmakers. Dr. Soumah earned a post-graduate degree in film studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, France and received his MA from UCLA's School of Film and Television and his Ph.D. from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. His upcoming book, The Phantom of Modernity: Nation-States and Cinema in the Postcolony explores the cultural and historical relation of postcolonialism to cinema, modernism and the nation in Francophone Africa.


Hamidou Soumah, Ph.D., Co-Producer, "Pastriology"
(Republic of Guinea / USA)

 

UNIT DIRECTORS & PRODUCERS TO DATE INCLUDE:

BANGLADESH

Shabnam Ferdousi

FRANCE

Georges Vandalle

 

Anouchka Walewyk

INDIA

Sanjoy Ghosh

 

Ajit Naag

JAPAN

Daigo Nakayama

 MEXICO

Rosa Carrillo

 PERU

Miguel Angel Bocanegra Chavez

 

Christian Lanazca

REPUBLIC OF GUINEA
Moussa Kémoko Diakité

TURKEY

Emel Celebi

 

About RAFAEL FILM, LLC:

Begun in New York City in 1973, Rafael Film has been producing films, videos and holograms in Los Angeles since the mid-1980's, and working with companies and individuals in countries such as Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Senegal, South Korea and Turkey since 2000.

Photos: 

Taxi driver at the Kocak Baklava Factory
Taxi driver at the Kocak Baklava Factory,
Gaziantep (Southeastern Turkey)
HD Still: Alexis Krasilovsky (March 12, 2009)

Trays of Baklava, Elizinn Café, Ankara, Turkey
Trays of Baklava, Elizinn Café, Ankara, Turkey
Photo: Alexis Krasilovsky (May 12, 2008)

Making pistachio macaroons at Meert Patisserie – Lille, France
Making pistachio macaroons at Meert Patisserie – Lille, France
HD: Alexis Krasilovsky (October 2009)

Interview with Day of the Dead bread-maker - Mexico

Interview with Day of the Dead bread-maker - Mexico
HD Still: Irving Mendoza - October 2009

Sugar cane workers in Telangana, India
Sugar cane workers in Telangana, India
HD Still: Sharad Babu - 2009

Yasumi Miyazawa - Chano yu - Tokyo, Japan

Yasumi Miyazawa - Chano yu - Tokyo, Japan
(Photo: Alexis Krasilovsky - April 15, 2010)

 Al-Mustafa: Lebanese pastries in London, England
Al-Mustafa: Lebanese pastries in London, England
Photo:  Alexis Krasilovsky (July 2008)

Planning cake decorations at Demel’s, Vienna, Austria
Planning cake decorations at Demel’s, Vienna, Austria
Photo: Alexis Krasilovsky (July 2, 2008)

Afternoon pastry at Demel’s, Vienna, Austria
Afternoon pastry at Demel’s, Vienna, Austria
Photo:  Alexis Krasilovsky  (July 2, 2008)

Mozart Torte, Kurkonditorei Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria
Mozart Torte, Kurkonditorei Oberlaa, Vienna, Austria
Photo: Alexis Krasilovsky (July 2, 2008)


“PASTRIOLOGY” is a fiscally sponsored project of the International Documentary Association (IDA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership arts organization.  Contributions in behalf of “PASTRIOLOGY” are payable to IDA and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

For more information, please visit www.documentary.org.

Donations to the project through IDA (International Documentary Association)
can be made on-line at: 
http://www.documentary.org/community/IDA-resources/fiscal_sponsorship_donate?film_id=3098

For further information: 

Please contact alexis@alexiskrasilovsky.com.

Budget (in dollars or in euro) available upon request.

Thank you for your consideration.