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Saturday Aug 11th – Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence RI.
SECRET INGREDIENTS – Rhode Island Premiere
Save the date: Aug 11th – Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, Providence RI.
So thrilled to finally have a Rhode Island premiere on the schedule. Can’t wait to share this film with all of the families who opened their hearts and homes to make this film the magical story it is. Kathleen and Stephen DiChiara and family, Bella and Brian Lemieux and family, Mai Provost and family, and Mike and Linda Gioscia and others in the film will all be there in person! It’s going to be amazing. If you’re anywhere in the region, get your tickets now as this will most definitely sell out. See our Events page for details.
SECRET INGREDIENTS – Winner Impact DOCS Award!
July 25th – Secret Ingredients wins Award of Excellence from the Impact DOCS Awards
We are honored to receive this competitive award and be included in a selection of powerful films from around the world. Since this is our second award and both of them have the word IMPACT – we’re starting to sense that this film is going to have the desired effect…to have an impact on our food system so that everyone can enjoy healthy organic food, free from toxic chemicals and GMOs that have never been thoroughly tested for health risk to humans. We hope everyone that sees the film considers the food they are eating and serving to their loved ones – and benefits from the information, and inspiration, shared in the film. We thank the official committee for honoring us with this award.
SECRET INGREDIENTS – Winner! IMPACT AWARD!
June 5th – Secret Ingredients wins the IMPACT AWARD at the Illuminate Film Festival!
Another sold-out premiere in Sedona at the Illuminate Film Festival where Secret Ingredients won the IMPACT AWARD! What a thrill to be at such an awesome festival with so many inspiring films – including the southwest premiere of Michael Franti’s new film Stay Human. We met so many filmmakers and film-lovers – especially while hanging out at the wonderful ChocolaTree Restaurant. Thanks for all the good organic food!
It was very moving to feel the response to our film and have so many people come up to us throughout the festival and share their stories. We heard from several grandparents who can’t wait to give the film to their daughter or son because they’re concerned about the health of their grandchildren and what they’re eating. We heard from families who have already eliminated GMOs and pesticides and gone organic and have also seen miraculous results. And we heard from so many people who say, “I thought I was eating healthy – but now that I’ve seen your movie we really need to step up our game and make sure everything we eat is organic.” Yes indeed.
Kathleen and all the other mothers – and fathers – in the film are so inspiring. They took matters into their own hands and really found the solutions for their children. The stories in the film definitely seem to be inspiring others to take charge of the food their families are eating – and regain the health and wellness they’ve been looking for. So great to hear these stories. Keep them coming!
SECRET INGREDIENTS – Encore Screening at the Rafael
Due to popular demand, an Encore Screening has been booked for Thursday June 7 at 7:15pm. Get your tickets now before it sells out –https://bit.ly/2rhsTw4
SECRET INGREDIENTS – West Coast Premiere!
May 17th – West Coast Premiere SOLD OUT and a STANDING OVATION!
It was an absolute thrill to share Secret Ingredients with a packed house here in the Bay. Thank you everyone who came out to share this special event at the Rafael Film Center. “Powerful” “Hopeful!” “Inspiring!” “EMPOWERING!” were the most frequently used terms in the comment cards, so we are overjoyed that everyone got so much out of it. Thanks for a warm reception.
The Q&A with filmmakers Amy Hart and Jeffrey Smith hosted by the Rafael Film Center General Manager Dan Zastrow was exciting and engaging. People expressed their desire to up their game in choosing organic – and it is possible. If you’re looking for tips – here are some basics: Choose organic whenever possible; and better yet, choose Organic and Non-GMO Project Certified; shop at the farmers market; ask for a completely organic dish at restaurants; buy less prepared foods and more fresh ingredients – and get back into the kitchen and cook with your family and friends. And have fun! Keep a journal of your physical symptoms, moods, energy level, mental clarity, etc. as you make the transition – and let us know how you are doing on our FB page.
Due to popular demand, there will be an Encore Screening booked for JUNE 7th – so tell your friends to get their tickets now before the next one sells out! We are getting requests from all over the country – so we’re booking events in major cities this summer. And we’re hearing your requests for the DVD – so we’re working on making that available as soon as possible.
Many thanks to the theater for hosting this and all of our sponsors who supported the production of the film, and our event sponsors Urban Remedy and Good Earth Natural Foods. Such a fun party! Thanks to all of you for celebrating with us
SECRET INGREDIENTS Special Preview at Heirloom Expo!
September 05, 2017 / Amy Hart
We’re thrilled to announce that Jeffrey Smith and Amy Hart will be showing excerpts of SECRET INGREDIENTS at the Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa on Wednesday September 6, 2017. The screening will start at 5:30pm and will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.
The Expo is a fabulous event that brings together farmers, gardeners, seed collectors and organic food enthusiasts. If you’re in the Bay Area we look forward to seeing you there!
SECRET INGREDIENTS is very close to being finished and will be released this Fall and we are very excited to share this special preview of sections of the film with the Heirloom Expo audience. Please stop by and say hello if you’re there.
Thanks again to all of you who have supported the production of this important film. We wouldn’t be on the stage at the Heirloom Expo without you.
Jeffrey Smith and Amy Hart
Filmmakers, Secret Ingredients
Happy New Year!
January 10, 2017 / Amy Hart
Here we are in 2017 and SECRET INGREDIENTS is completely edited! Woo hoo! We’re just doing the music now with amazing musicians, Donna De Lory and Ben Leinbach. Donna has been devoted to living an Organic lifestyle her whole life – so we’re honored to be working with such a talented musician who walks the talk. She gets it! And we love her music. Ben is amazing as well and we are blessed to be collaborating with him too. His music is medicine for the soul.
We will keep you posted on the release date! It’s coming soon. Thanks for hanging in there with us. In the meantime, keep eating organic and sharing your good food with your friends and family.
We welcome you to keep in touch with us on Facebook and share the trailer with your friends and family. And yes, we are still accepting donations – it all goes towards polishing up the film! Thank you!
Jeffrey and Amy
Thanks For Your Support!
June 19, 2016 / Amy Hart
We want to thank you for supporting our film, SECRET INGREDIENTS. Your generous contributions allow us to make this truly independent film and tell the truth about GMOs and pesticides. As a donor, you are part of the global community that is hungry for the truth about our food supply – so we thank you for becoming involved.
SECRET INGREDIENTS shares the heartfelt stories of mothers, like Kathleen DiChiara and Zen Honeycut, who have seen their families experience dramatic recoveries from numerous diseases by eliminating GMOs and pesticides from their diet and switching to all organic food.
Thanks to YOU, we are finished with the filming and are now deep into the editing process. We’re raising funds for the animation and motion graphics.
The story is amazing – we cry every time we review it. We’ll keep you posted on the release date and let you know how you can host an event with a special screening of the film for your community.
See you at the movies!
Jeffrey Smith and Amy Hart, Filmmakers, SECRET INGREDIENTS