about the film
Filmed over two years and across four continents, Food Fighter is the inspirational story of one woman’s crusade against the global scandal of food waste.
Ronni Kahn used to be a contributor to Australia’s annual $20 billion food waste bill when she ran a successful corporate events company producing million-dollar dinners. Then she realised the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food, trading capitalism for social activism by founding OzHarvest, a food rescue charity, in 2004.
Filmed over two years and across four continents, ‘Food Fighter’ follows Ronni’s crusade against the global food waste scandal, partnering with the United Nations in Bangkok, rubbing shoulders with British royalty and Jamie Oliver’s juggernaut in London, and holding the government to account in Australia.
ABout the filmmakers
Mint Pictures is an award-winning media company based in Sydney, Australia. Founded as North One TV Australia in 2007 – part of the All3Media empire – Mint was launched on March 1, 2013.
They’ve produced a broad range of content for major networks here and abroad – from kids' TV formats to blue-chip documentaries and exposés, reality TV to live OBs, sports highlight shows to official films,
news feeds to webisodes, plus brand integration for commercial clients.
Dan Goldberg - Director / Producer
Head of Factual, Mint Pictures
Dan is an award winning producer and director who began his career in newspapers and magazines, ending up on staff at the Sydney Morning Herald and The Bulletin.
In his TV career, he has tried to shine the light in dark corners of society, or on social issues he cares deeply about, or simply to give voice to the voiceless. His TV credits include Bushwhacked! series 1, 2 and 3 for ABC3, which has won multiple awards, including the 2014 Asian Kids TV Show of the Year and two Logie nominations (2015 and 2016); Code of Silence for ABC, which won the 2014 Walkley Award for Best Documentary; and Brilliant Creatures for ABC & BBC, which was nominated for a Logie and an AACTA. He directed Passport To Hope for Foxtel in 2010, Pitch Battle for the ABC in 2014 and the 4-part arts series for Foxtel, The Archibald, in 2017.
Food Fighter is his first feature-length documentary.
His journalism has been published in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin, The Australian, The Age, The Sun-Herald, The Brisbane Times, The Observer, The New York Forward, The Big Issue and Newsweek Magazine, among others.
Adam Kay - Executive Producer
Managing Director, Mint Pictures
Adam Kay started his television career in 1992 working on the Current Affairs show Hard News & Dispatches for Channel 4 in the UK. He moved to Australia in 2004 after working at the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Now Managing Director of Mint Pictures (after purchasing North One Australia), he has experience in many television genres, including live producing and directing.
He has executive produced of all North One Australia’s/Mint’s content, including the flagship contract with Tennis Australia; Frozen In Time, Football Superstar, Cricket Superstar, Marathon Man and The Archibald for Foxtel; Bushwhacked!, Brilliant Creatures, Code of Silence, Breaking The Silence, Pitch Battle and Streets of Your Town for the ABC; Strictly Jewish for SBS; Red Bull Cape Fear and Breaking The Beat for Red Bull Media House and John Eales Reveals: The Haka for Discovery Channel. He has also won a Human Rights Award for the Foxtel documentary Football United and Walkley award for Code of Silence for the ABC.
Simon Nasht - Executive Producer
Director, Screen Impact
A former political reporter and foreign correspondent for The Age and the ABC, over the past 25 years Simon has established himself as one of Australia’s most experienced filmmakers, and an industry advocate who sees true stories as a powerful agent of social change.
He has run successful production companies in London and New York and collaboration in 2010 with entrepreneur Dick Smith on The Population Puzzle (ABC) led to a successful and happy partnership in Smith&Nasht, the company they founded together in 2011.
Smith&Nasht is recognised for its innovative approach – a mixture of rigorous journalism and popular appeal, producing its trademark ‘stories that matter’. Recent productions include Howard on Menzies (2x60 for ABC); Inside The Inferno (2x60 for SBS & BBC); Life On Us (2x60 for SBS/ARTE/National Geographic); and Recognition: Yes or No (1x 60 for ABC).
Simon co-produced the highly successful feature documentary Frackman in 2015 and was Executive Producer of Motorkite Dreaming. With the industry undergoing fundamental change Simon launched digital rights and distribution company, Screen Impact, in 2016 with support from Screen Australia’s Enterprise Program. Working with filmmakers to build partnerships, create campaigns and make content available exploiting innovative technology, Screen Impact will harness the power of documentaries to engage audiences and achieve positive change.