Setting the Bar: A Craft Chocolate Origin Story
Tom Burke has been making film and video projects of varying scales and styles for over a decade. Working primarily in the documentary form, he frequently assumes a shooting director role, and will often also contribute to the editing process of his own films. Regardless of format or output medium, the goal is always the same: telling great stories to the highest narrative and visual standards, and always with respect for those in front of the lens.
We follows the top craft chocolate makers in the world as they journey through the deep jungles of the Peruvian Amazon in search of rare native cacao varietals that have never been used in chocolate production. Shareing the passion and excitement of the chocolate makers as they travel into the unknown, find purpose in the stories of the indigenous cacao farmers, and view first-hand the widespread impacts of deforestation, drug trade, and large agribusinesses on the Amazonian way of life.