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A retired accountant who volunteers at a local food bank struggles to understand that clients aren’t numbers and learns that food is a source of sustenance and dignity.

Meet the Director

Christine Hann

‘Food for Thought’ is Christine Hann’s directorial debut. She has previously worked as a producer, production manager and production assistant. She also brings over 20 years experience from her career in marketing, event and project management.

Through her volunteer experience at her local food bank, Christine was inspired to write a short film based on the topic of food insecurity. The natural progression was to then direct the film. She looks forward to working on future films as a writer, producer, production manager and director.

Cast & Crew

Director Christine Hann
Writer Christine Hann
Producers MARIA BELENKOVA-BUFORD
CHRISTINE HANN
ANJU MALHOTRA
LORI ZOZZOLOTTO
Director of Photography Loucas Loucaides
Editors Loucas Loucaides
Jake Hopkins
David/Grandfather CHRIS REID
June/Granddaughter JAMIE DEMETRIOU
Paula/Daughter PAMELA SCOTT-DEMETRIOU
Donald/Volunteer ANTHONY ZITA
Volunteer 1 MARTY PAPERNICK
Volunteer 2 KATHY SUTTON
Food Bank Director/Corinne JENNIFER SILVESTRO
Volunteer 3 ANJU MALHOTRA
Production Assistants LARA HANN
RYAN HANN
Music Composition Carmina Cuya
Makeup Cara Murphy
Photography Ulrike Kruger

Official Trailer

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Recognition & Awards

Film Festival Lineup

London, UK

Golden Nugget International Film Festival

The main focus of the festival is supporting and promoting new emerging filmmakers and provide avenues and honor their talent and hard work as well as to introduce them to new opportunities for networking, collaboration, distribution and continuing education and training.

June 14, 2023

San Diego, US

San Diego International Film Awards

Over the past 22 years, the San Diego International Film Festival has become a leading stop on the international film festival award circuit. Following the Toronto International Film Festival in September, this Festival is strategically positioned in October to showcase buzzworthy films.

June 29, 2023

Toronto, CA

Toronto Independent Film Festival

The mission of the Toronto Independent Film Festival is to screen the best of low-budget independent film from around the world. The Toronto Indie is a celebration of talented filmmakers working on shoestring budgets.

September 18, 2023

Toronto, CA

Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival

TNIFF Red Carpet

As a transcending multicultural film festival that celebrates diversity and inclusion through film, using the TINFF platform to present a creative space for Canadian and international films. 

September 20, 2023

North Carolina, US

Indigo Moon Film Fest

IMFF is dedicated to celebrating the art of storytelling through film before a diverse audience. We believe Film Inspires Change.

October 14, 2023

Toronto, ON

Toronto Shorts International Film Festival

TIFF-Film-Festival

Toronto Shorts is where films from all genres intersect. The heart of the festival is the quality and scope of extraordinary film programming which consists of a wide spectrum of categories from high to low budget films under 50 minutes.

December 9, 2023