Jim Kane

Jim Kane

Independent Filmmaker

Other Roles: Producer

Areas of Focus: Documentaries

Organization: Lens & Guide Productions

Biography

 

Jim Kane is a change agent working at the intersection of food, adventure and social impact. For twenty years he has been an ambassador for transformational travel as the founder of an award-winning boutique tour operator, the creator and host of a short film series, and as a thought leader, speaker and Emcee at adventure and food travel forums around the globe. 

In 2015 Jim created Off the Table, a video series spotlighting the stories of visionary chefs and passionate producers, as a way to showcase food’s ability to connect travelers more deeply to local culture, people and traditions around the world. One episode, Andean Wellspring, was chosen as an official selection of the 2019 Sonoma International Film Festival. 

Over the course of a dozen episodes and under the tutelage of passionate chefs, scientists and food system activists, Jim awoke to food’s unmatched potential to confront many of humanity’s greatest challenges: from climate to conservation, from health to social justice. And while this broader story felt vital and urgent, it had grown beyond Off the Table’s scope. The Food Principle was born.

The Food Principle will transport viewers into adventures side-by-side visionaries fighting at the front lines of conservation, connection and community. Our expert guides in this quest range from indigenous farmers to world-renowned chefs, from conservation biologists to food waste activists. The global backdrop for this vivid gustatory expedition is equally wide-ranging: from tropical rainforests to urban jungles, from seed labs to secret gardens, and from lofty mountains to the high seas.

Throughout, we hope to inspire wonder, empathy and action, and to learn how each of us in our own way can make a difference, whether at home, out in our communities or halfway around the world.

Production to begin summer 2021.

Jim Kane is a change agent working at the intersection of food, adventure and social impact. For twenty years he has been an ambassador for transformational travel as the founder of an award-winning boutique tour operator, the creator and host of a short film series, and as a thought leader, speaker and Emcee at adventure and food travel forums around the globe. 

In 2015 Jim created Off the Table, a video series spotlighting the stories of visionary chefs and passionate producers, as a way to showcase food’s ability to connect travelers more deeply to local culture, people and traditions around the world. One episode, Andean Wellspring, was chosen as an official selection of the 2019 Sonoma International Film Festival. 

Over the course of a dozen episodes and under the tutelage of passionate chefs, scientists and food system activists, Jim awoke to food’s unmatched potential to confront many of humanity’s greatest challenges: from climate to conservation, and from health to social justice. And while this broader story felt vital and urgent, it had grown beyond Off the Table’s scope. The Food Principle was born.

We’ll explore this idea together with our viewers, transporting them into adventures side-by-side visionaries fighting at the front lines of conservation & community. Our expert guides in this quest range from indigenous farmers to world-renowned chefs, from conservation biologists to food waste activists, and more. The global backdrop for this vivid gustatory expedition is equally wide-ranging: from tropical rainforests to urban jungles, from seed labs to secret gardens, and from lofty mountains to the high seas.

 

Throughout, we hope to inspire wonder, empathy and action, and to learn how each of us in our own way can make a difference, whether at home, out in our communities or halfway around the world.

 

Production to begin summer 2021.

Jim Kane is a change agent working at the intersection of food, adventure and social impact. For twenty years he has been an ambassador for transformational travel as the founder of an award-winning boutique tour operator, the creator and host of a short film series, and as a thought leader, speaker and Emcee at adventure and food travel forums around the globe. 

In 2015 Jim created Off the Table, a video series spotlighting the stories of visionary chefs and passionate producers, as a way to showcase food’s ability to connect travelers more deeply to local culture, people and traditions around the world. One episode, Andean Wellspring, was chosen as an official selection of the 2019 Sonoma International Film Festival. 

Over the course of a dozen episodes and under the tutelage of passionate chefs, scientists and food system activists, Jim awoke to food’s unmatched potential to confront many of humanity’s greatest challenges: from climate to conservation, and from health to social justice. And while this broader story felt vital and urgent, it had grown beyond Off the Table’s scope. The Food Principle was born.

We’ll explore this idea together with our viewers, transporting them into adventures side-by-side visionaries fighting at the front lines of conservation & community. Our expert guides in this quest range from indigenous farmers to world-renowned chefs, from conservation biologists to food waste activists, and more. The global backdrop for this vivid gustatory expedition is equally wide-ranging: from tropical rainforests to urban jungles, from seed labs to secret gardens, and from lofty mountains to the high seas.

 

Throughout, we hope to inspire wonder, empathy and action, and to learn how each of us in our own way can make a difference, whether at home, out in our communities or halfway around the world.

Production to begin summer 2021.

Jim Kane is a change agent working at the intersection of food, adventure and social impact. For twenty years he has been an ambassador for transformational travel as the founder of an award-winning boutique tour operator, the creator and host of a short film series, and as a thought leader, speaker and Emcee at adventure and food travel forums around the globe. In 2015 Jim created Off the Table, a digital food adventure series spotlighting the stories of visionary chefs and passionate producers. One episode, Andean Wellspring, was an official selection of the 2019 Sonoma International Film Festival.

Jim Kane is a change agent working at the intersection of food, adventure and social impact. For twenty years he has been an ambassador for transformational travel as the founder of an award-winning boutique tour operator, the creator and host of a short film series, and as a thought leader, speaker and Emcee at adventure and food travel forums around the globe. In 2015 Jim created Off the Table, a digital food adventure series spotlighting the stories of visionary chefs and passionate producers. One episode, Andean Wellspring, was an official selection of the 2019 Sonoma International Film Festival.