Zen and the Art of Competitive Eating
When “Crazy Legs” Conti, eccentric New York window washer, nude model and sperm donor, casually broke the world oyster eating record in New Orleans he decided to dedicate himself to fulfilling his lifelong dream of becoming a professional competitive eater. “Zen and The Art of Competitive Eating” chronicles his experiences in a world where eating is the highest art form.
About the Filmmakers
Danielle France (co-director/producer) grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and attended the University of Michigan where she won the Best Film Award for “Louise,” which she wrote and directed. In 1999 she moved to New York and worked on such feature films as “Dirty Dancing 2,” “Brown Sugar” and “Unfaithful.” She spent the summer of 2001 working in Francis Ford Coppola’s development office. Most recently Dani directed the short film “The Rest” which was featured at the New York 2003 RIPFest.
Chris Kenneally (co-director/producer) grew up in Marlborough, Connecticut. He directed several short films while living in Boston (“Just Like Yo Momma” and “Dead End”). In 1998 he moved to New York where he worked as a post production supervisor on such films as “You Can Count Me,” “Nicholas Nickleby,” “Undefeated,” “Lift” and “Chinese Coffee” and was a producer on ESPN’s The Season: St. John’s Basketball. Chris is the lead singer and guitarist for The Knobs and runs a musical showcase – Doctor Jellyfinger’s Paradise Jam – every Tuesday night in the East Village.