Traveling doc series about wild food and inspiring people.
Interview with Director/Producer Caroline Cox
Congratulations! Why did you make your film?
I have found great value and learned tremendous life skills from living in a remote off-grid cabin, and I wanted to inspire others to connect with the world around them and be more connected to their survival.
Imagine I’m a member of the audience. Why should I watch this film?
Wild Kitchen travels to remote areas of the Canadian sub-arctic that are not often exposed to the outside world. In the pilot episode we met an indigenous family who share ancient skills and knowledge with our host, Tiffany Ayalik.
How do personal and universal themes work in your film?
The universal theme that is most obvious is human’s connection and reliance on the natural world for our survival. On a personal level, we watch our host struggle to find game with her bow and arrow and our guests, Lawrence and Liz, talk about the values they would like to instill in their two young boys.
How have the script and film evolved over the course of their development and production?
The original concept for the series was a cooking show, but has evolved to be a documentary series about the people and places, and of course finding food is a big part of the production, but all of the specific how-to recipes and survival skills are delivered as value-added digital media segments that are available on our website and Facebook page.
What type of feedback have you received so far?
The digital media videos have been very well received, with some videos having more then 40,000 views. There has been a lot of discussion on where the show will go next. There is demand for an educational documentary series, or re-branding into a reality TV show that highlights our host, Tiffany Ayalik’s, survival skills and cunning nature.
Has the feedback surprised or challenged your point of view?
Considering the total population of the province we live in is under 40,000, we are quite surprised with the global attention our online videos are getting. Our main following is in the USA, Canada and Great Britain.
What are you looking to achieve by having your film more visible on www.wearemovingstories.com?
The main inspiration for this show has always been to inspire people to connect with the natural world around them, so of course we hope people will check out our facebook page and try some of the recipes. From a business perspective, we are currently looking for an established production company to partner with to pitch our show to appropriate networks.
Who do you need to come on board (producers, sales agents, buyers, distributors, film festival directors, journalists) to amplify this film’s message?
Ultimately we need a buyer to help us take our show to a broader audience, but right now we are most interested in finding a larger production company. Especially because there is a lot of financial benefit and grant money available for Canadian co-productions.
What type of impact and/or reception would you like this film to have?
With every new lesson that we learn, we see the world differently. I would love for people to watch our show and become more curious about the bounty of nature, the beauty of indigenous culture, and the resourceful nature of humanity.
What’s a key question that will help spark a debate or begin a conversation about this film?
Can people in urban/densely populated areas be connected to the natural world and what does that look like?
What are the key creatives developing or working on now?
Host, Tiffany Ayalik just finished filming a feature film for CBC that will air in December 2017 and her band, Quntum Tanlge, just won a Juno (Canadian equivalent to a Grammy) for Indigenous Album of the Year.
Caroline Cox is working on pre-production for 4 more episodes on NorthwesTel Community TV and is actively pitching to production companies in Canada and the US.
Interview: April 2017
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Wild Kitchen - Pilot
Traveling doc series about wild food and inspiring people
Director: Caroline Cox
Producer: Caroline Cox
About the director and producer: Caroline Cox is a filmmaker based out of a remote homestead in the Canadian sub-arctic. Her wilderness lifestyle has inspired her to create the documentary TV series, Wild Kitchen. Cox also does regular freelance work for CBC Arts.
Key cast: Tiffany Ayalik
Looking for sales agents, buyers, distributors, journalists
Social media: www.wildkitchen.net
Funders: Canadian Media Fund, NorthwesTel Community TV
Made in association with:
Where can I see it in the next month? NorthwesTel Community TV, Bentonville Film Festival