Vision Films and Jay Silverman Productions are proud to present this charming romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect: Off The Menu. Directed by Jay Silverman and shot on location in New Mexico, this enticing film with its delectable cuisine is a delightful celebration of the relationship between culture and food and it’s wondrous power to bring people together.
Starring Dania Ramirez (Once Upon A Time, Devious Maids), Santino Fontana (Frozen, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Maria Conchita Alonso (The Running Man, Predator 2) , Kristen Dalton (The Departed, Jack Reacher), Andrew Carter (2 Broke Girls, New Girl), and Jen Lilley (A Dash of Love, Days of Our Lives) Off The Menu will made its World Premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Thursday, February 1, with an encore screening on Saturday, February 3. It also be featured at the 2018 Santa Fe Film Festival on February 8, 2018.
Off The Menu is on Digital for an SRP $4.99 – $9.99 Rent or Buy across all platforms and to Buy on DVD for $14.95.
When the unlikely heir to a Mexican fast food franchise, Joel ( Santino Fontana ) reluctantly accepts a mission to find new ideas for their menu in New Mexico, he find himself in a small, dusty town where foodies travel from all over to salivate over the culinary treats of a local, authentic, and feisty female chef, Javiera (Dania Ramirez). Opposites attract in this sweet and romantic story about food, family, and love.
Director Jay Silverman says “When my team and I began developing Off The Menu , I was inspired by Michael Pollan’s novel The Omnivore’s Dilemma to show how huge a role that food plays in all our lives,” says director and executive producer Jay Silverman. “Joel’s family owns one of America’s largest fast-food chains, while our Chef Javiera has a farm-to-table approach to her melt-in-your-mouth-good cooking. This cultural detail was central to our story, and enabled our characters romantic journey to begin”.
Producer Bethany Cerrona says “We are very proud that the CAST was over 50% female and Hispanic, which made for a more inclusive experience and authentic story that audiences will be sure to fall in love with.”
Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Vision Films says, “The tagline: ‘The secret ingredient is love’, says it all! Dania Ramirez not only charms her co-star Santino Fontana, the audience will be captivated as well.”