A Chicagoan in Paris

A Chicagoan in Paris

The independently produced romantic comedy OPEN TABLES has wrapped in Chicago and is heading to Paris, France to finish filming. The film, about Chicagoans falling in and out of love takes place at some of Chicago’s best restaurants including Michelin Star recipients Graham Elliot, Acadia, Longman & Eagle, Sepia, Sixteen, and Topolobampo.

Director Jack C. Newell and a small crew will head to Paris this September. Local Parisian actors and crew will be hired to fill out the production. OPEN TABLES explores the relationship between food and people and will film in some of Paris’s best restaurants. Director Newell says, “Chicago is one of the greatest cities in world for food, but you can’t make a film about food and not include Paris.”

OPEN TABLES stars Joel Murray (MONSTERS UNIVERSITY), David Pasquesi (HBO's VEEP), and T.J. Jagodowski (OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL). OPEN TABLES is set to make a 2014 premiere and festival run. You can follow the film on facebook here.

Mike McNamara is the Co-Founder of The Midwest Independent Film Festival, www.midwestfilm.org. Mike pays his rent as an actor in Chicago in theatre, commercials, television and film. More from Mac at www.findmac.com.