This quite intimate and candid film profiles the exceptionally talented Australian chef, Aaron Turner as he reflects upon the lead up to the first year of opening his restaurant IGNI, in regional Victoria (Geelong).
One year into operation, many accolades later, Aaron is releasing a book that explores this experience with a rawness that is unlike other books in this arena. This journey has been exquisitely captured through the amazing photography of award winning Australian photographer Julian Kingma.
The film explores Aaron’s fears and concerns as he embarked on running a restaurant again after a period of hiatus. The film also explores the amazing processes that Julian undertook to capture the imagery for the book. Beautiful, dark, inky… captivating.
Aaron is a dear, old friend and we really hope the film does him justice. We appreciate his vulnerability and honesty.
Well done Aaron, you are a true inspiration.
IGNI Restaurant / Aaron Turner & Hardie Grant Books
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