“One of the most influencial people
in the world of food”
“Nobody in the world
makes restaurants like Albert Adrià”
“Albert has had the misfortune of being my brother.
I really think he is the best chef I’ve ever known”
Albert Adrià has all the ingredients of a creative genius.
Playing a key role in the creation of elBulli,
the greatest restaurant in history, wasn't enough.
Escaping the shadow of his famous brother Ferran,
Albert is seeking his own success.
Length: 60-90 minutes
Format: 16:9 (2.35:1 Letterbox)
Status: In production
A Trueday Films production
In coproduction with Televisió de Catalunya and Alexandra Film
Based on an idea by Unto
With the support of the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals and the Estonian Film Institute
With the collaboration of Damm and Lavazza
Executive Producer: Laura Collado, Marianne Ostrat
Executive Director TVC: Joan Salvat
Executive Producer TVC: Muntsa Tarrés
Producer: Laura Collado
Directors: Laura Collado, Jim Loomis
Cinematographer and Editor: Jim Loomis
Camera: Jim Loomis, Manu Benavente, Antonio Pérez Molero, Matthew Murdock
Music: Arian Levin
Sound Design: Horret Kuus
Graphic Design: David Martínez
Credits Design: Roland Seer
The most important revolution in culinary history took place in a remote cove on the Catalan coast. The Big Bang of creative discovery that was elBulli sparked from the minds of two brothers from a poor suburb of Barcelona, and gave birth to a new gastronomic universe. Since then the name Adrià has become synonymous of creativity.
Ferran is the famous maestro people know, however, with 29 years of a brilliant career behind him, the only recognition Albert has achieved is that of being the most underrated chef in the world.
At just fifteen, without vocation or aspiration, Albert reluctantly started working with his brother. He soon found in cuisine a blank canvas on which to experiment and express his previously untapped creativity. A character full of contradiction, Albert’s career progressed far from the media spotlight that shone on Ferran during the rise of elBulli.
A self-proclaimed outsider, Albert has never sought fame and fortune. He concentrated in fighting the monsters of pure creativity, leading elBarri Taller, the R&D department that came up with the innovations and techniques which lead elBulli to the pinacle of global cuisine.
Two years after elBulli closed its doors, Albert is in the midst of a herculean creative adventure. In Parallel, Barcelona’s crumbling theatre district, Albert is building a gastronomic mile.
At the heart of this growing empire is Tickets, a restaurant in which nothing is impossible, elevating the humble tapas to haute-cuisine. Next door 41° shines with a special light. Conceived as a mini elBulli seating just sixteen fortunate dinners, it explores the heights of culinary creativity. Albert’s fertile vision does not stop there: Pakta, japanese-peruvian fusion with the Adrià stamp; Bodega1900, a homage to Catalan vermouth culture; Hoja Santa, an immersion into the depths of traditional mexican cuisine; and Enigma, his most ambitious project, and the one he hopes to turn into one of the best restaurants in the world.
Each very different from the other, they all bear his personal signature. This is Albert’s proclamation of self-assurance, his attempt to escape the shadow of his famous brother and enter the Pantheon of great chefs. This is Albert constructing himself.
Back to Amsterdam!
More fresh news about Constructing Albert.
Those of you with a good memory for detail may recall that in 2013, when Constructing Albert was at early stages of development, we were selected to participate at the IDFA Forum in Amsterdam, pitching the project in front of a group of international broadcasters and potential coproducers. Well, this year, IDFA, the most important documentary festival and market in Europe has selected us again, this time to present Constructing Albert at the rough cut stage. So in November we will be off again to Amsterdam to show the industry how the film is taking shape.
The objective of this participation is none other than making sure we join forces with a good distributor or international sales agent who will represent the film and sell it to broadcasters, cinemas and VOD platforms. The fiinal goal: getting the best distribution possible for Constructing Albert so many more people can see the film.
We’ll post an IDFA special once there. In the meantime back to the editing room!
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