The Realness

Damaris Coulter of Coco’s Cantina speaks to Stone Soup about her new platform for independent eateries The Realness, about what it takes to be a good diner and about her experiences at the 2018 MAD Symposium in Copenhagen.

Back to my Roots

Back to my Roots.

Stone Soup films and Roots restaurant in Lyttelton made this documentary of the collaboration between Giulio and his Roots family and Andoni Luis Aduriz and his team from Mugaritz in San Sebastian in Spain, to celebrate Roots 5th anniversary. We’ve launched the film on the 20th anniversary of Mugaritz.

Hiakai > Monique Fiso

Monique Fiso’s Hiakai project is currently taking on the world. We are very proud to have been there to document the beginning, to give people a glimpse into  Monique’s graft and determination and to give her the space to tell her story.


Charles Buenconsejo liked interviewing, writing about and photographing the crew at Nanam so much for Stone Soup Volume 4 so much, he decided to turn his interview into a video as a gift to celebrate their new abode.

An impression of the Fijian sugar cane field worker.

Shortly after shooting for this project, Cyclone Winston – the worst in Fijian recorded history – devastated the region, deepening the struggle in an industry already pushed to its very limits of viability.

Thousands of Fijians still remain without homes, surviving in makeshift shacks and tents.

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Directors: Steven Boniface & Blake Dunlop
Producer: Steven Boniface
Editor: Blake Dunlop
Colourists: Images & Sound

Special thanks to Ranu, kava, and the people of Fiji.