what if wes anderson made s’mores? how about if quentin tarantino tried his hand at making spaghetti and meatballs? these are just some of the questions that self described freelance foodie-for-hire david ma considered while coming up with his latest food films. the series of short movies reimagines the standard recipe video in the style of four famous directors: wes anderson, quentin tarantino, alfonso cuarón, and michael bay.  


wes anderson’s symmetrical style is suited to making s’mores 

 

 

referencing individuals styles and trademark motifs, food artist david ma recreates well-known recipes in four films, each 1 minute in length. part one of the tarantino homage sees tomatoes star in their own slasher movie, while part two shows the appetizing aftermath. in the second film, michael bay’s guide to making waffles utilizes the american director’s explosive panache for blockbuster special effects.


a palette of pink is reminiscent of anderson’s ‘grand budapest hotel’ 

 

 

inspired by the storytelling of mexican director alfonso cuarón, the next film serves as a handy guide for making pancakes in slow motion. finally, wes anderson’s distinctive visual and narrative style is explored with a 60 second film detailing s’more production. graham crackers are broken, chocolate is positioned, and marshmallows are toasted (for 8.2 seconds) before the warm snack is served.

 

 

spaghetti and meatballs, quentin tarantino style 


juice violently erupts from a haphazardly chopped tomato


tarantino’s signature style of wild gore and violence is represented by the ‘aftermath’ of the meal  

 

 

if filmmaker michael bay made waffles  


if the director of ‘transformers’ made waffles, it would be action packed 


freshly cooked waffles thrillingly launch towards the viewer 

 

 

pancakes, as if alfonso cuaron made them 


the ‘gravity’ director’s signature style is dramatically represented by pancake-making


ingredients weightlessly float into the air

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