Gunpowder & Sky has acquired worldwide distribution rights to the Alexandra Cuerdo-directed documentary feature film ULAM: Main Dish. The film will be released under Gunpowder & Sky’s FilmBuff label in select theaters starting December 1 and will be available later in the month on demand on all major VOD platforms including Amazon Video, FandangoNOW, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft Movies & TV, PlayStation, Redbox on Demand and VUDU.
Directed and co-produced by first-time filmmaker Alexandra Cuerdo, ULAM: Main Dish is the first and only American documentary feature that documents the rise of the Filipino food movement in the U.S., following the chefs crossing over to the center of the American table. The film was produced by Kidlat Entertainment, Cuerdo, John Floresca and Rey Cuerdo.
Subjects include celebrity chef Alvin Cailan, creator of EGGSLUT and THE USUAL, Blue Apron x Bob’s Burgers’ exclusive recipes (featured on Bob’s Burgers episodes earlier this year) and the host of First We Feast’s hit series The Burger Show; chefs Chad and Chase Valencia, co-owners of Food and Wine’s 2018 Restaurant of the Year, LASA; Nicole Ponseca and chef Miguel Trinidad, creators of NYC hotspots MAHARLIKA and JEEPNEY and co-authors of the cookbook I Am A Filipino; chef Charles Olalia of MA’AM SIR and Bon Appetit Top 50 Best New Restaurants’ RICEBAR; chefs Johneric and Christine Concordia of LA favorite THE PARK’S FINEST; chef Romy Dorotan and Amy Besa of Brooklyn’s PURPLE YAM; and LA veteran chef Andre Guerrero of THE OINKSTER, MAXIMILIANO, and THE LITTLE BEAR.
The festival favorite has been playing consistently to sold-out audiences since its world premiere in the Launch section of the San Francisco International Film Festival in April. ULAM: Main Dish had its first preview screening as a special selection by Jonathan Gold for the inaugural Los Angeles Times Food Bowl in 2017, with Gold calling ULAM a “love letter to Filipino cooking in America.”
Check out trailer below.