The Burnt Chef Project
The work of Kris Hall and his mental health charity was brought to the fore during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. Kris was keen to highlight the plight of stressed chefs and those working in the hospitality trade, raising awareness of the need for employers to take responsibility for their employees’ mental and physical wellbeing.
Fearing that the crisis would add more pressure to those experiencing mental health issues, Kris wanted to use the power of video to depict a real-life story of someone affected by the pressures of the industry.
A national lockdown precluded a physical shoot, so we got creative with stock footage, a remotely recorded voiceover and a script we produced ourselves.
This project demonstrates what can be achieved with a high degree of creativity and flexibility and expert post-production. Barriers are only what we perceive them to be.