“I heard destiny calling… I was going to be a cheesemaker.” When Oleg Sirota discovered his native Russia was banning all Western cheese imports, he quit his IT job in Moscow, sold his house and cars, took out a $100k loan and set about building a cheese factory in the snowy wilderness. “Russian Parmesan” was born.
War and Cheese was longlisted for the 2017 BAFTA Short Film Award.
Written, produced, directed & edited by Ben Garfield Cinematography by Ben Garfield & Ian Tierney Music by Alex Harwood Sound design by Peter Warnock VO Mix by Kasper Pedersen
Special thanks to: Zak Klein Robin Whenary
Goldcrest Post, Efes Pool Club and Bar, The Southampton Arms, The World's End, The Earl of Camden.
The wonderful, strange, intriguing and sexy people of London.
... with apologies to Woody Allen and his magnificent opening scene to Manhattan (1971).
London at Night
Inspired by the opening scene to Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” (1971), “London at Night” sees an ambitious soul trying to capture the essence of London at night in just 90 seconds…
The film was selected as runner up in the "GREAT Britain" competition, run by national tourist board Visit Britain, and has been screened around the world to promote the capital as a tourist destination.
It was also shortlisted for Time Out’s My London Film competition and made it’s big screen debut at the Barbican as part of the official selection for the Framed Film Festival 2013.