Forget Graham Elliot Bowles’s junk. The winning film at this year’s Gold Coast Film Festival was written and directed by none other than BOKA Restaurant Group’s Kevin Boehm (Perennial, Landmark, Boka). Boehm also stars — alongside such who’dathunk actors as Ryan Poli and Nathan Crone — in this quite frankly brilliant sendup of the restaurant industry and the vagaries of anonymous criticism. The film follows three restaurateurs as they compete for the fictional “Golden Spoon Awards,” We started chuckling at the opening salvos (Boehm berates his team of sous chefs for coming up with recipes that are “80s bullshit, very disappointing,” or stolen from the Alinea cookbook: “Page 366, go fuck yourself … you’re the Milli Vanilli of chefs, congratulations”), and we haven’t quite stopped yet.
Parts 1 and 2, after the jump.