It’s that time of year when those at the top end of the film biz are starting to think about baubles. Nope, not Christmas decorations – we’re talking awards; ideally, at least as far as those big swingers are concerned, an Oscar or three.

In recent years, actor-filmmaker Jon Favreau has been responsible for some monster box office hits (most obviously the first two ‘Iron Man’ movies), without necessarily finding himself in the mix for awards season recognition.

However 2014 saw him return to the indie roots which powered his breakthrough, ‘Swingers’, as he served up comedy-drama ‘Chef’, which he wrote, starred in and directed.

And having picked up plenty of critical plaudits since its March debut at South by Southwest, it’s reckoned he could be in the running for an original screenwriting nomination at the very least.

A few months back, ahead of the UK premiere of ‘Chef’, some of the Spectrecom Films team caught up with Jon on behalf of our agency client Threepipe, to shoot an episode of the Stella Artois Connoisseur series.

As anyone who’s seen an episode of the Connoisseur series will already know, it’s all about getting the audience up close and personal with talented individuals, giving them access to their insight and wisdom.

As such, anyone with any interest in filmmaking (and there’s at least two here at Spectrecom) will be interested in what Jon has to say.

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