There’s an Indiegogo campaign for an airline food movie!
The Inflight Food Trip – A full-length documentary film seeks to pull back the curtain on how airlines source, prepare, and deliver meals to passengers at 35,000 feet. Titled “The Inflight Food Trip” and developed by Nik Loukas – creator of the popular and informative site InFlightFeed.com hopes to reveal a world few passengers ever see.
Loukas has secured agreements to go behind the scenes with some of the world’s biggest airlines and inflight caterers. The film plans to highlight how airlines, among them Air Baltic, SAS, Air France, develop menus in line with modern gastronomic trends, train their in-flight chefs, and occasionally manage to convince travelers to pay more for an enhanced meal experience. “The Inflight Food Trip” will also dive into the surprising history of airline food, which dates all the way back to 1919.
“Our purpose is to tell stories,” explains Loukas, “and each airline we feature has a unique perspective and tale to tell behind how they produce passenger meals.” Airline food no doubt suffers from a negative reputation, but good or bad the level of planning and expert execution behind every slice of tomato, every piece of pasta put onto a plane is extraordinary. “We want to reveal the behind-the-scenes pressure and precision of this overlooked industry that’s key to the modern air travel experience. The ‘stars’ of our film will be not just the airlines, but also cabin crews, inflight caterers, and the general public.”
Working together with accomplished Producer/Director James Mellor of Rainbow Trout Films, James says “I’ve been passionate about films and filmmaking all my life, and I’ve pushed my career in that direction. I love Niks’ passion for airline food and everything to do with it and I’m looking forward to share that journey with him as we make this feature documentary. My aim is to both inform and entertain our audience, whom I hope will come away with a fresh perspective on the world of inflight food.”
Loukas is currently crowdfunding the film via a Indiegogo campaign with a goal of €9800, so far the pair have managed to raise close to €1300.00. The pair have already travelled to Riga and Tokyo to film segments with Air Baltic and Scandinavian Airlines, and will hopefully continue their filming across Europe later this year.
September 2nd is the deadline for pledged donations, with filming for “The Inflight Food Trip” set to begin in November 2016 and scheduled to complete in February 2017.
Indiegogo Link: https://igg.me/at/the-inflight-food-trip
Nik Loukas created InFlightFeed.com as an online guide for passengers who wanted to know more about the food available on various flights. The site includes features covering menu information, meal reviews, and notes from Loukas’ own globetrotting culinary adventures working with the airlines. Loukas has been quoted in publications like Vogue, The New York Times, and Conde Nast Traveler. He’s also a regular columnist for UK magazine Onboard Hospitality and has contributed articles on airline food trends to CNN Travel and Yahoo Travel.
About Rainbow Trout Films
Award winning Filmmaker James Mellor created Rainbow Trout Films back in 2010, to offer Film and Video content for all sizes of business, no matter how big or small. Areas of expertise include Corporate Films, Event Filming, Documentaries, Feature Films, TV Drama, Commercials, Promo spots and trailers.
James has been in the film & TV industry for over 16 years and has had the good fortune to work on many Film and Television productions including Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Last of The Summer Wine, London’s Burning, Doctors, Rocket Man, Wheeler Dealers, Car of the Year & The Real Holiday Show.