Film distributor Neon has bought the rights to WASTED! The Story of Food Waste, according to Deadline. The documentary film will be released in select theaters under Neon’s new boutique branch Super LTD on October 13, and will be available on iTunes and On Demand as well.
Directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye and produced by Zero Point Zero Films* with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, WASTED! features prominent chefs around the world who are taking food waste matters into their own hands. Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, Dan Barber and Danny Bowien discuss creative approaches to combating food waste. Executive producer Anthony Bourdain narrates and pops up on screen to riff on the problem. Lydia Tenaglia, Joe Caterini and Christopher Collins also executive produce.
The documentary first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this past April.
* Disclosure: Zero Point Zero is the parent company of Food Republic.