Murray Butler

Director & Creative Director.

Gramercy Tavern

Gramercy Tavern

Chef Mike Anthony is married to a freelance Flame artist called Mindy who works with us. She asked if we knew anyone who’d like to make a documentary about the restaurant to tie in with a book launch. I put my hand up and we got involved. Research started with an amazing long lunch at the Tavern with Mike. He talked about his philosophy as dish after dish came out. It was quite an experience, and you could not help but be converted to the Gramercy way. I have never seen a workplace where all the employees are as invested in the vision and are so happy to be there. The shoot took us to a public school where he talks to the kids, as well as a trip to Union square with **, who takes a wheelbarrow there daily. My old friend Christian Lewcock from London wrote and performed all the music on this, and Wyatt Garfield shot it.