Indie Film "Chasing Taste" Celebrates Best Comedy Win At Burbank International Film Festival

Sep 10, 2013, 09:37 ET from Suzanne DeLaurentiis Productions

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chasing Taste snags "Best Comedy" at the fifth annual Burbank International Film Festival on Sunday evening, September 8th. This ensemble comedy, executive produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis, mixes laughter with romance under the New York City skyline. Chasing Taste tells the story of a down-and-out novelist who is transformed overnight into NYC's next big food critic. On the cusp of fame and fortune, the writer turned food critic suddenly loses his sense of taste and smell, forcing him to rely on a team of super "smellers" and tasters to help him fake his reviews. The screenplay is written by Lori Fischer and produced by Ashley Wren Collins, Maitely Weismann and Sean Gannet. The picture also marks the feature film directorial debut of Sean Gannet.

The award for "Best Feature Comedy" was presented by actor Dennis Haskins at the awards gala Sunday night. Chasing Taste features a talented cast and great cameos from Joseph R. Gannascoli (Sopranos), Phil Vassar (Songwriter of the Year, Country Music Star), Kevin Brown (30 Rock), Lynn Cohen (Sex and the City), and Troma Entertainment's B-moviemaker king, Lloyd Kaufman.

Thirty-year veteran independent Hollywood producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis is Gannet's mentor in this quirky cinematic gem that is all about food.

Chasing Taste was developed through a new producing model of reverse engineering, meaning the film was developed to highlight the strengths of the actors involved and the resources available to the creative team. The combined level of talent, passion and experience enabled the creative team to get so many wonderful people on board.

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