Peta O’Brien: Detail is Everything

Peta O’Brien: Detail is Everything

A short film by The Gourmand on renowned food stylist and organic model maker, Peta O’Brien. Born in Melbourne, Peta trained as an oral surgeon and fell immediately in love with the precision of the profession. Years later, and still working with many of the same tools from her original trade, it’s in the microscopic details of her work that Peta finds greatest pleasure.  

Directed by David Lane  
Director of photography: Jeremy Valender • Produced by: Rosie Saunders  
Editor: Jesse Watt • Colourist: Faith Millin  • Original score by Pascal Bonnie  

Photography credits in order of appearance: Purple asparagus, radicchio: Rob White • Olives in oive oil: Robin Broadbent • Scissors, spoons, knives, blue tray of instruments, white tray of instruments, tool box closed, 1 x leaf open, 2 x leaves open, completely open: Rob White • Bacon sandwich: Simon Page-Ritchie • Cobia fish & savoy cabbage: Uli Schade • Micro jelly, fish skeleton: David Stewart • Sardines, sardine skeleton on hook: Jonathan Gregson • Apples: Jan Baldwin • Coke with ice: Rob White • Espresso: Simon Page-Ritchie • Smiling oranges: Rob White • Mung bean sprouts: David Stewart • Edammame, micro cress: Rob White • Baked beans: Simon Smith • Broccolini: Rob White • Burgen bread slice: Simon Page-Ritchie