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writer & producer

In collaboration with director Jennifer Davick, I have produced and developed the narrative through-lines and story arcs for numerous video projects.  

 

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Maya Erickson’s Black Sesame Dessert Film by Director Jennifer Davick; Story by Writer Tanner Latham - Stylized, Sexy, Provocative and Decadent. Everything You Would Expect from a Grandmother’s Recipe. At 13 years old, Maya Erickson was working in a professional kitchen, tasked primarily with filling cookies and wrapping tuiles. She shrugs this detail off now, as if it’s simply a throwaway line unworthy of her bio. As if most newly-turned teenagers must surely have been like her—resisting the temptation to toggle among their screens and choosing, instead, a highly disciplined path. It is with this kind of casual, unassuming tone that this wunderkind (now she’s in her mid-20s), pastry chef describes her Black Sesame Ice Cream with Black Sesame Pudding, a dessert rooted in her former chef's grandmother’s poppy seed pudding recipe yet presented with a stylized, sexy and provocative manner that’s as arresting and mood-evoking visually as it is to the palate. Maya created this dessert while working as the pastry chef at Lazy Bear, a San Francisco restaurant that grew from the cult-like following of an underground supper club and whose own chef/owner David Barzelay recently received the nod as a 2016 Food and Wine Best New Chef. 

Alabama fashion designer Natalie Chanin, founder of Alabama Chanin, shares her philosophy and motivation for growing organic (non-GMO, non-treated) cottonseed in her native state of Alabama. This short film also includes an interview with Jimmy Lentz, the local farmer who helped Chanin grow the cotton, as well as coverage of the first harvesting event that took place in early October, 2012.

Allan Benton is the god of bacon and slow cured hams. Since 1973, he has operated from a modest, green-painted cinderblock building just off Highway 411 in Madisonville, Tennessee. It’s a little spit of a town in the eastern part of the state backdropped by the Smoky Mountains. Allan has gained nationwide fame among chefs and foodies. His bacon, ham and prosciutto are sacred and used in the kitchens of Thomas Keller, David Chang, and Sean Brock to name a few. 

Directed, Produced and Shot by Jennifer Davick and Tanner Latham in beautiful Napa and Sonoma, California. About the video: Mary Ellen Murphy, a self professed foodie, is passionate about the Slow Food Movement which focuses on the transformative power of growing, cooking and sharing food. This has led to the founding of Off the Beaten Path Weddings, which emphasizes the true meaning of a Wine Country celebration - the gathering of friends & family. 

Chef Asha Gomez of Atlanta’s wildly popular Spice to Table restaurant discusses growing up in Southern India, the importance of fresh spices and her path to becoming a proud Southerner. 

James Beard Award-winning Chef Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner in Raleigh shares her food philosophy.

James Beard Award finalist Chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union Restaurant in Atlanta, GA, shares his food philosophy.