A visual journey following one of the world’s most expensive foods. From its creation in the remote island caves of the Philippines, to its transformation into the legendary Cantonese dish of “Bird’s Nest Soup” at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant, this film examines this strange delicacy, and the lives that are touched by it.

Produced by: Garry Tutte
Directed by: Alan Poon
Cinematography by: Alan Poon and Garry Tutte
Philippines Fixer: Rica Conception
Hong Kong Fixer: Dable Kwan
Additional Fixers: Stephen Wong, Mable Kwan
Tagalog Translation: Denise Solleza
Cantonese Translation: Henry Poon

Stop-motion Animation by: Evan DeRushie
Stop-motion set by: Veronica Classen
Stop-motion puppet by: Molly Grundy
Animation/VFX by: Justin Wotherspoon

Edited by: Garry Tutte, Morro Creative
Original music by: Menalon
Sound design by: Eric Van Mil, Studio Feather
Coloured by: Walt Biljan, Redlab Digital

Produced with a grant awarded by BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent). A division of Bell Media Inc. Made in part with the support of the National Film Board of Canada’s Filmmaker Assistance Program.