Wicklow Chef crowdfunding for an important film about the future of food in Ireland

Tadgh Byrne

Tadgh Byrne, a chef from Wicklow, has set out to create a documentary on the future of food in
Ireland. The film will take a deep dive into how Ireland has both coped in the past with food
supply and how the country can seek to become more self sustainable into the future.
Byrne has said “It is important that this film be funded by the public and not corporate or state
bodies, so that it can remain truly independent and objective. We hope to enter it into film festivals
next year and it will be available to stream online from after the launch” says Tadgh. “There are plenty of documentaries and series out there about food on streaming platforms but they are mostly US-centric. It is hard to believe, but no one has ever made a film about such a pressing topic with an Irish focus”

Professor Bryce Evans, a Food Historian, who has taken part in the documentary has said “To
quote George Orwell ‘Food is the most important thing in the world’, and so if we are looking
towards the future, an Irish future, then food must be front and centre”.

Irish filmmaker Max Barry, who is set to the direct the project, expressed the importance of the
film, “When Tadgh came to me with the idea I was very excited to help develop the project. As
supply issues, inflation, climate change and war in Europe continue to cause instability, how we
will grow, process, market and eat our food in the future is something that needs to be highlighted.”

Byrne and Barry have worked on a number of projects before this film including a Documentary
on Modern Irish food for the 2022 St. Patricks Festival that aired on SPFTV. Byrne has expressed
his excitement to work with Barry’s production company Cling Films, “I have worked with Clingfilms before and am a big fan of their work, so I am excited to start filming this project early in 2023. I am very happy with the lineup of speakers we have so far and new people are putting their names forward to get involved every week”

The film is set to premier in Spring 2023 in Dublin. Byrne tells us, “The premier is sure to be a
fun night, with guest speakers, plenty of food and drink and of course the film itself, so you will get
value for your money on top of the feel good factor of donating to an important cause!”

To keep abreast of Tadgh’s latest adventures, you can catch up with him here. To make a donation to the making of the film, gofundme.

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