Short Film

A Failure of the Imagination

Every year, the UK food industry wastes 1.9 million tones of food.

A Failure of the Imagination documents the story of one chef and his efforts to change this.

Five years ago, Douglas McMaster opened the restaurant Silo, hoping to change the unsustainable practices of modern food systems. His aim was simple, yet frighteningly ambitious: create an award winning menu using a zero-waste food system designed from scratch.  This is the story of that restaurant’s first five years.

The film has picked up multiple awards at film festival awards around the world including the British Independent Documentary Festival, as well as a coveted Vimeo Staff Pick.  More importantly, the film has acted as inspiration to many viewers on their own journey's to a zero-waste lifestyle. 

Continue to follow the journey of Douglas and Silo here or read our Directors Notes article about the making of the film here.

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