Upon it's premiere, Through the Eyes of My Meal has been featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick, Critics Choice on Nowness and screened at 12 festivals, internationally.
Through the Eyes of My Meal has screened at the 2016 Fringe Festival (Edinburgh), San Francisco Dance Film Festival (San Francisco, CA), Bestias Danzantes Dance Film Festival (Santiago), the NewBorn Short Film Agency- The Festival (Berlin), the Open Art Short Film Festival (Dusseldorf), the Northwest Screendance Exposition (Eugene, OR), the Outlet Dance Project (Hamilton Township, NJ), the Boiler Room (Atlanta, GA), Triskelion Arts Dance Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY), Braga International Video Dance Festival (Portugal), Screendance Festival (Stockholm) and Smashworks Film Festival (New York City, NY).
Created as an original live work for the main stage, Through the Eyes of My Meal, premiered at the 2015 National Choreography Month Gala at the Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY. After the premiere, Katherine Maxwell and collaborating director, Jordan Taylor Fuller began to reshape the live choreographic project for film.
Maxwell and Fuller pulled a team of collaborators together including cinematographer, William Tracy Babcock, producer, Chris Casey, and production designer, Yoko Morishita, along with a handful of others. Respecting their individual creative perspectives, the team worked together to adapt the piece, making it visually captivating for film through the use of set design, art direction and camera choreography.
Through the Eyes of My Meal was shot over the course of two days in a gutted apartment building in Queens, New York.
A successful Kickstarter campaign raised $5,000 allowing the necessary finishing funds to be acquired in order to complete the film. With additional funding, the Through the Eyes of My Meal team collaborated with Basic Shapes to create an original composition.
Through the Eyes of My Meal investigates the fragility of vulnerability and the personal consequences of betraying one's most tender internal places.