john alexander jimenez: director of photography
John Alexander Jimenez has been working in film and video production for over a decade, with great success. His highlights are the numerous short films and commercials, which have not only given him the expertise of his craft, but have also won numerous awards. One award the he is especially proud of is the 2000 Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Emerging Artist Award for his cinematography. Success started early in 1996 when he was the Director of Photography on the feature film Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998). After the 1998 Sundance festival, he decided to write and direct his first film, Taco Heaven (1998). This film was seen around the country via the film festival circuit, but ended as one of the 13 films shown at the Smithsonian's "Best of Fest Week". He now freelances in the advertising world as a Director/ DP and is quickly winning awards and notoriety in this arena. His biggest accomplishment to date is the feature film "The End of The Law" which he wrote and directed.
Jean de Reydellet started his activities in music by being the singer in a high school band from which later emerged the two members of French band Air. He followed academic music studies at the University of Paris and obtained a Master degree in the field. He specialized in computer music and has been charged with translating numerous texts, articles, and softwares related to the use of digital audio technology, among which Curtis Roads' The Computer Music Tutorial, as well as MakeMusic's Finale and BIAS' Peak. In addition to writing articles for magazines such as Play/Record or Keyboards, he has been hired as sound engineer for various projects and institutions: CCMIX (Iannis Xenakis studios in Paris), French Ministry of Culture, Cafe Orbital (first Real audio live broadcasting made in France). He has also composed music for the official French press agency AFP, and for the TV channel Arte. He is currently involved in developing a music distribution platform on the Internet.
jean de reydellet: music
craig reubens: boom operator
Craig has a bachelor's degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from Michigan State University, and an unrelenting love of good food. He once made a trip "Around the World in 80 Days" and after sampling the cuisine of many different countries had no difficulty at all in choosing his world-wide favourite which, in fact, just happened to be French cuisine! Consequently, working on this particular film was especially fortuitous for him. His 'day job' is that of General Building Contractor, specializing in residential remodeling. For many years he's been an amateur videographer who did his own sound work which gave him some useful experience for the making of Vive La Food. Craig also had an important role in a prior Hitzke short film entitled The First Try."