- Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
- LOS ANGELES
Vision Films has acquired Off The Menu for worldwide sales, the all-new foodies’ romantic comedy starring Dania Ramirez (Once Upon a Time, Premium Rush), Santino Fontana (Frozen), Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs), Maria Conchita Alonso (The Running Man), Jen Lilley (Days of our Lives) and Kristen Dalton (The Departed).
In Off The Menu, an unlikely heir to a Mexican fast-food franchise (Joel portrayed by Fontana) goes “cuisine” hunting for the next culinary big thing, and finds himself in a small, dusty New Mexican town where foodies come from all over the world to salivate over the authentic culinary treats of a local, feisty female chef (Javiera played by Ramirez). In the story Javiera falls for Joel.
The cast is over 50% female and Hispanic, qualifying the production for the SAG diversity agreement.
Directed by Jay Silverman, Off The Menu was written by Jennifer Goldson and produced by Bethany Cerrona and William Newman for Jay Silverman Productions. Silverman has worked as a commercial director for over 30 years and this is his second feature; his previous film Girl on the Edge hit the festival circuit and is currently airing on Showtime.