I’m developing a feature film called Mohammed VI with my friend Matthew Hannam (editor of Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy and Borderline Films’ James White). The film is about a neurotic celebrity chef (played by Don McKellar) who disappears while filming a cooking show in Morocco. When presented with the opportunity to take over the shoot and advance their own careers, the embattled crew struggles to continue the search for their acerbic host.

Kitchen Confidential meets Antonioni’s The Passenger in a film about people trying to escape from decisions they made in the past. Mohammed VI will combine psychological drama, comedy, and suspense on a road movie through the evocative and sometimes terrifying landscape of Morocco.

Here is a little teaser we made for when the projected was selected as one of six finalists for the Toronto International Film Festival’s “Pitch This” event. Don is a hilarious guy.