Recipe For Love
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Chance Oliveida is a Brazilian immigrant who owns a green cleaning company. She toils away in her company as she dreams of traveling the world to write her cooking travelogue. Chance secretly keeps a notebook filled with her recipes, food drawings, and musings on life.

Juliette Bonet is an entrepreneur who has the accoutrements of the good life: success, money to blow, and beauty. Life is good. However, her love life could be better. Not that she has a lack of male suitors. It is just that she is at an age in which she is questioning what she really wants next in Mr. Right. Then along comes Chance who forces her to reconsider her options.

Their paths cross when one of Chance's workers does not show up for work. What ensues is a tale of self discovery, passion, and their love of food.

FERNANDA JIMENA
as Chance


CORIANDER STASI
as Juliette


MITCH COSTANZA
as Johnny


ANN SCOTT
as Tal


TONY SOMMERS
as Henri
Fernanda Jimena as Chance

Fernanda Jimena was born in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. At a young age, she moved to Uruguay where she was raised and studied the arts. Eventually, she moved back to Brazil to study theater and dance.
She works as an actress with Hotel Green Garden Company in São Paulo, Brazil. In addition, she is learning how to be a "Dotore da Alegria" - a hospital clown.
The role of Chance in "Recipe For Love" was Fernanda's first English speaking role as well as her first lead role in a film.

Fernanda on IMDb
Coriander Stasi as Juliette

Coriander Stasi is originally from the famous small town of Woodstock, New York. She got her start starring in a local sketch comedy TV show called "I Forgot My Lines" when she was only 11 years old. Coriander then acted on and off throughout high school and beyond. She pursued a degree in Film and Photography at Ithaca College before moving to New York City to manage a photo studio. A few years later, Coriander moved to California to earn a masters degree in Psychology and found herself stepping back into the world of acting full force. Bringing a strong understanding of the filmmaking process and character psychology, Coriander has starred in a number of Bay Area films, music videos, and commercials. She is also a cofounder of the Brilliantly Insane Improv Group (BIIG), a member of the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), an award-winning writer, exhibiting photographer, and a black belt in Tang Soo Do.

Coriander on IMDb
Ann Scott as Tal

Ann Scott is an actress, author, and medieval historian. She graduated cum laude with a Masters and two Bachelors Degrees, and has been the recipient of various academic awards and scholarships. She won an original outstanding thesis award for her work on medieval women authors, "Gender, Rhetoric, and Resolve: Female Authors and Authority in Medieval England." Her most recent article, "The Dawning of a New Human Rights Hermeneutic", was published this year in the academic journal "Fide et Libertas". She is also an avid international travel (30+ countries), art exhibit curator, editor, Amnesty International volunteer, and gourmet cook.

Ann on IMDb
Mitch Costanza as Johnny

Mitch Costanza is an actor and a writer, known for "The Process" (2012), "Table for One" (2012) and "With You Around" (2014).

Mitch on IMDb
Tony Sommers as Henri

Tony Sommers has over 20 years of acting experience in theatre, film, and commercials though please don't ask him about his acting "process." He is represented by Boom Talent in San Francisco and US Talent in Beverly Hills. He is of Sicilian descent, a former boxer, and an amateur astrologer. Though a lifelong foodie and mostly omnivorous, he tends to avoid squidgy foods, tentacles, and foods that use metaphors for "baby" as a descriptor.

Tony on IMDb
Chauncey Wales - Writer, Director, Producer
Chauncey Wales
Chauncey Wales is a freelance writer based in San Francisco. Prior to that, she has held various stints as an entrepreneur, construction worker, and briefly as a cook. Recipe for Love is her first foray into filmmaking and certainly not her last. She is writing the feature screenplay for the story and wants to shoot it in the USA and Brazil.
To contact Chauncey, please email chauncey@recipeforlovefilm.com
Ana Dotcheva - Co-Producer, Executive Producer
Ana Dotcheva
Ana Dotcheva is a transplant from Bulgaria who calls San Francisco her home. Her values are deeply rooted in Bulgarian culture where life is centered around the family and more specifically around the kitchen. Raised by two generations of master cooks, Ana knows how to enjoy good food and wine. Ana has a successful career as a software quality assurance engineer. In addition, she maintains a private practice as a massage therapist and teaches massage to couples. Finally, Ana has been singing in a group for the last 8 years. She has performed at multiple acoustic shows and electronic festivals both in the USA and abroad. This is her first foray into film production.
To contact Ana, please email ana@recipeforlovefilm.com
Paul Nordin - Director of Photography
Paul Nordin
Paul Nordin has a varied and accomplished background which includes being a dot-com survivor, software company executive, outdoor adventurer, photographer, and competitive athlete. A lifetime passion for film led him to start EMBS Studios which is now a successful production company in Emeryville, California. Over the past eight years he has amassed a large body of creative and commercial work in the Bay area and Los Angeles. His body of work includes 8 feature films, music videos, and corporate commercials.
Mathew Jones - Editor
Mathew Jones
Mathew Jones has over 18 years editing experience. He specializes in producing, editing, and finishing spots, featurettes, and trailers for both blockbusters and indies. Mathew has worked with a range of clients including MTV, VH1, Urban Outfitters, Paramount Pictures, Honda/Acura, NBC/Universal, Fox, Warner Brothers, and Sony Pictures. He has edited several official Sundance selections. Other honors include Best Picture at The New York Underground Film Festival, Cannes Independent Film Festival and the Los Angeles International Film Festival.
Bob Curreri - Colorist
Bob Curreri
Bob Curreri began his career in post production in the early nineties as a music video colorist at National Video Industries. He has taken turns as a director of photography, a music video director, and a lead guitar player in a band. Since then he has become one of the most prominent short form colorists in his field having colored hundreds of music videos for artists like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, My Chemical Romance, Weezer, All American Rejects, and Kid Rock, just to name a few. His commercial work includes spots for Honda, Volkswagen, Ford, Target, Budweiser, Yahoo, and Reebok. Bob's feature film career is also quickly gaining steam having just wrapped "Without Men" starring Eva Longoria and Christian Slater.
Matt Wood - Sound Editor
Matt Wood
Bay Area native Matt Wood graduated from Ex'pression Center for New Media, and has since recorded a wide variety of music in the Bay Area, including jazz, rock, and hip hop. In 2001, Matt joined the team at Crescendo! Studios - one of the premier audio post-production facilities in San Francisco. He has remained there ever since working as a Senior Engineer. Among his credits are spots for Chevrolet, Google, Visa, Nike, Esurance, Adidas and Amnesty International. In his off-time Matt continues to mix independent films as well as cycle and cook.
Melissa Ayoubpour - Set Designer
Melissa Ayoubpour
Melissa Ayoubpour is a multi talented doyenne of all. Her vernaculars of style include interiors, photography, hair, set design, product & furniture conceptualization. She is meticulous in detail, befitting the cliche eponymous to "thinks beyond the b o x" with a flair and subdued panache. Master of color and space conceptualization. No obstacles left unturned. Motto: "I can and I will, gladly".
Jessy Manuel - Food Stylist and Second Assistant Director
Jessy Manuel
Jessy Manuel, a.k.a Chef Jessy, has always been in love with arts, music, writing, dance, film, painting, photography, and food. At an early age, she realized that food can also be an art in itself. Jessy started working at a restaurant when she was 14 years old and quickly ascended the ranks to become an executive chef at 23 years old. She honed her cooking skills under one Jason Berthold of The French Laundry fame. Her life as a chef continued at various high end restaurants such as RN74. Jessy's passion and dedication has lead her to a life beyond working at a restaurant. She has recently started a successful business organizing private dinner parties.

Recipe For Love Film - Complete Credits

Fernanda Jimena as chance
Coriander Stasi as juliette
Mitch Costanza as johnny
Ann Scott as tal
Tony Sommers as henri

writer, director, producer Chauncey Wales
executive producer / co-producerAna Dotcheva
director of photography Paul Nordin
editor Mathew Jones
colorist Bob Curreri
sound editor Matt Wood
composer Renato Bon (São Paulo, Brazil)
title designer C. O'D.
key gaffer Joe Mullen
set designer Melissa Ayoubpour
dialog editor Guile Martins (São Paulo, Brazil)
audio engineer Pablo Coitino (São Paulo, Brazil)
production manager Ned Pollack
first assistant director James Gutierrez
second assistant director Jessy Manuel
key grip Remi Elkhatib
boom operator Jeff Dragomanovich
grip Isidoro "Izzy" Cosentino
make up Anna Vida
make up Lisa-Marie Mekis
hair stylist Scott Thomas Mackey
food stylist Jessy Manuel
second unit photography KEVIN McCRACKEN
music consultant Nicole Leigh
portuguese translator Barbara de Graça
portuguese translator João Vaz
second editor David Franco
graphic designer Chuck McGlade
t-shirt designer Chuck McGlade
website Ana Dotcheva

special thanks Keith Jordan, Katia Dimitrova, Antonio Sausys,
Josephine Gray, Brigid O'Neil, Sheri Stellburg, Julia Bradsher


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