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Bitter Feast -- Peter Grey, a zealous television chef, kidnaps J.T. Franks, a snarky food blogger after a nasty review deals the final blow to Grey's plummeting career. Grey keeps Franks chained up in a basement, presenting him with a series of deceptively simple food challenges and punishing him for anything less than perfection. BITTER FEAST is an exploration of the creative impulse gone tragically awry.
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A celebrity chef exacts revenge on a food blogger who torpedoes his career. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

James Le Gros ... Peter Grey (as James LeGros)

Joshua Leonard ... JT Franks

Amy Seimetz ... Katherine Franks

Larry Fessenden ... William Coley

Megan Hilty ... Peg

John Speredakos ... Phil

Mario Batali ... Gordon
Tobias Campbell ... Young Peter
Owen Campbell ... Johnny
Lisa Golub ... Waitress
Andrea Kennedy ... Restaurant Hostess
Sean Reid ... Co-Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Adam Bertocci ... Cooking Show Audience

Jessie Coleman ... TV Reporter
Paula El Sherif ... Cooking Show Guest

Allie Nelson ... Fan Girl At Bookstore
Graham Reznick ... Local Newscaster

Directed by
Joe Maggio 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Maggio  screenplay

Produced by
Hamza Ali .... executive producer
Malik B. Ali .... executive producer
Derek Curl .... producer
Larry Fessenden .... producer
Jacob Jaffke .... line producer
Brent Kunkle .... producer
Greg Newman .... executive producer
Peter Phok .... producer
Original Music by
Jeff Grace 
Cinematography by
Michael McDonough 
Film Editing by
Seth Anderson 
Casting by
Kathleen Backel 
Antonia Dauphin 
Production Design by
Beck Underwood 
Art Direction by
Lisa Myers 
Costume Design by
Elisabeth Vastola  (as Liz Vastola)
Makeup Department
Ivy Ermert .... key hair stylist
Ivy Ermert .... key makeup artist
Brenna McGuire .... makeup artist
Brian Spears .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Jacob Jaffke .... production manager
Art Department
Shawn Annabel .... property master
Sound Department
Kate Driscoll .... boom operator
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer
Eric Gitelson .... foley engineer
Allison Jackson .... sound mixer
John Moros .... dialogue editor
Derek Morse .... additional sound
Vincent Rella .... additional boom operator
Graham Reznick .... sound designer
Jeff Seelye .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Neal Jonas .... visual effects supervisor
Douglas Mayer .... stunts
John Schuman .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Branco .... camera operator
Eric Branco .... director of photography: second unit
Bahram Foroughi .... still photographer
Shandor Garrison .... second assistant camera
Adam Raia .... camera operator
Brandon Taylor .... gaffer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ramsey Scott .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Milan Boncich .... colorist
Other crew
Nick French .... production assistant
Douglas Mayer .... assistant armorer
Nicole Mikuzis .... brand manager
John Schuman .... senior armorer
Lisa Wisely .... business affairs: Glass Eye Pix
Annie Jeeves .... publicist (uncredited)
Jack Fessenden .... special thanks

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USA:95 min

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The poster for this movie is seen in the video game "Until Dawn" on the Playstation 4. It's found while exploring the cinema room.See more »
Continuity: After Katherine calls the police, she does not return the phone to the cradle. However, when she returns to the house, the phone is back in the cradle.See more »
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Referenced in Until Dawn (2015) (VG)See more »
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Dig in!, 29 August 2011
Author: mattressman_pdl from Iowa, United States

Peter Grey is a pompous, talented chef whose life is about to take a turn for the worse after an unnecessarily horrible review by blogger JT Franks. Grey's already skewed world perspective changes drastically as he resolves to kidnap Franks, torturing him with a series of seemingly simple cooking tasks.

Bitter Feast gets points for originality and gloss. The film looks quite good for an independent effort and the actors really throw themselves into the roles. They actually hired actors, not faces, to flesh out the interesting script. James Le Gros especially never goes over the top but plays the role rather subtly and Josh Lucas is excellent, being sympathetic and unsympathetic all at once. The always reliable Larry Fessenden shows up as a slimy private eye trying to locate Franks.

Don't expect your life to change, but if you're looking for a movie with some originality and panache, then dig in!

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