Are these questions asked frequently?
Yes. These are all questions we’ve been asked before. In these exact words.
So, what – is this just like a kid’s thing?
No! This show is for EVERYONE. Yes, kids are absolutely a focus – but we consider all ages, locations, cultures, diets, access to food, etc – anything we can think of when we’re writing. And we are working reeeeally hard to make sure this is truly a show for all. From the easy and obvious puns your littlest ones will love to discover, to the almost-questionable grown up jokes and Ozzy Osborne references, we’re hoping everyone gets on board this crazy food train.
What’s your show about?
At its most basic level, the show is a situational comedy about all the “people” who live in a refrigerator and how they can work together to live their longest, best shelf-lives. It is story-oriented and every episode focuses on the adventure of solving problems in the midst of a lot of different-minded foods. The main characters of each episode’s story are also the ingredients of a specific recipe.
What’s it rated?
Our show has not received an official rating, nor has it been reviewed for that purpose. That being said, we have kids, we love kids, and there is nothing in this show that wouldn’t be allowed in a Disney film.
Does this show teach about nutrition?
Nutrition itself is not the focus of Food People. Knowing where foods come from, how they go together, what they actually are, and what goes into a recipe is the scope of our information. We decided early on in the creation process that we did not want to demonize any food in particular – especially because some children live in food deserts and don’t always have access to what others deem “acceptable”. Those kids deserve a positive experience just as much as the kids whose parents only feed them fresh organic veggies. While we will always be honest about what each food is composed of and what their qualities are, we refuse to make Soda “bad” or portray frozen foods as villains. There are different types of foods and we talk about what they are, that’s it. YOU decide what you want to eat. That part isn’t up to anyone but you.
How is your show funded?
Episodes 1-3 were all crowdfunded through Kickstarter.
Who is Jerry Torre?
I hope you’re not serious. But if you are… run – don’t walk – to the nearest streaming service that allows you to immediately watch the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. It examines a small portion of the life story of Big and Little Edie Beale. aunt and cousin to Jackie O – permanent cat ladies. In that movie is a young man named Jerry Torre. About 16 at the time, he was a runaway who found motherly love at the hands of Mrs. Beale. Today, he’s a wonderful artist and storyteller living and working in Manhattan – and we are beyond thrilled to have him in our show! By the way, have you read his book? 😉
When will the episodes be available?
Episode One is now streaming, free of charge. YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE.
Episode Two is almost ready. YOU CAN WATCH THE TRAILER HERE.
Episode Three is still in the oven.
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