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Chef Roslyn Spence trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, but her biggest critic remains her mother, a 94-year-old self-taught cook for Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Directors' Bio

Zoe Malhotra and Annalise Pasztor co-directed God Bless the Cook as their thesis documentary at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

Zoe is a director, writer, and visual storyteller. She works across mediums ranging from VR to documentary, and her background in production design and art direction informs her strong visual language. She was listed as one of the “Up and Coming Women in Media and Entertainment” in Take The Lead’s 50 Women Can 2018 cohort, and placed second in the Amaze New Filmmakers contest. She loves exploring the human connection to food on-screen and hopes to continue to make inclusive, female-led and impact-driven films.

Annalise is a filmmaker and photographer from Texas and a recent graduate of USC, where she completed a dual degree in film production and anthropology. She’s particularly interested in artistic approaches to examining our political and cultural institutions, with a focus on personal narratives. Her work has been published at the Austin Chronicle and screened at Slamdance, DOCLA, NFFTY, and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.
Zoe Malhotra, Annalise Pasztor
Soraya Simi, Angela Webb-Pigg
21 Minutes
Watch the Trailer
1/25/20 3:00pm at Lafayette Public Library South Regional Branch
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