Kickstart Norwich Christian's hunger film
Norwich Christian filmmaker Andrew Gray is producing a documentary about food waste and global hunger that will seek to change practice and legislation around the world, and he is seeking crowdfunding to finance the project.
Norwich Christian filmmaker Andrew Gray is seeking financial backers to kickstart his ambitious documentary, The Hunger Code, with investment starting from as little as 60pence on the Kickstarter website.
The documentary will seek to find modern solutions to the huge problem of feeding the hundreds of millions of people who are malnourished worldwide using the edible food wasted throughout the global food chain.
Andrew Gray, who attends St John The Baptist, Timberhill with St Julian, Norwich, has worked in the documentary sector since he graduated from Cambridge University in 2003. He started out as a researcher on productions for Channel 4 and Discovery, and has since written, produced and directed over 100 documentaries.
Andrew, of Norwich-based Beauforts Films, said: “Our film will tackle the problem of food waste and its relationship to global hunger, seeking not just to change views, but to change practice and legislation around the world.
“We have people going hungry on our own doorsteps as well as overseas. Meanwhile, perfectly edible food is left to rot in the bin. It’s the biggest and most unspoken scandal of our time.”
Not content with empty rhetoric, he emphasises that the film will campaign to change UK and European law, making it easier to donate food that would otherwise be thrown out.
Andrew said: “This isn’t about shipping processed food to Africa. It’s about cutting waste and redistributing it locally. Given that one third of the world’s food is wasted, it may be possible to combat hunger by re-thinking food distribution.
“Ending hunger may seem like an impossible dream. But, as history reminds us: everything from slavery to polio can be eradicated if you’re prepared to fight it - the purpose of this film is to find out how.”
Shooting will take place in the USA, UK, Europe, South Africa and Israel. Andrew is seeking to finance the £195k budget needed for the project through a crowdfunding campaign on the Kickstarter website. Those seeking to support the project can pledge as little as $1.
To watch a short film about the project and to pledge funds click here.