I love Jeni Britton because she only knows how to follow her heart. She told me the inspiration for her holiday ice cream flavors was that the holidays are not all happy and good cheer for everyone. There is that person who sneaks off alone in the corner at the party and eats a whole pint of ice cream. That some people are selfish, feel alone, and joy does not find it's way into every heart. Yet, really...how dark can ice cream be? How can Jeni's not make you crazy happy....even if you are alone.
We shot all the usual stuff in Columbus - the test kitchen, the new fancy kitchen - everything being concocted for the incredible new holiday flavors. Then we got the most incredible group of Jeniheads together for a party that quickly took on a life of its own.
Stephanie has overseen creative direction on the videos. She is the one person who can see the big picture while I dive into the little worlds I try to create. She also oversees the whole post production. David Mishler has become an amazing editor - organizing the projects, serving up all the possibilities, even editing the sound on this one. Serge at Nitrous worked on the sound effects. Thanks also to our video cameramen, Nathan Bielski and Jeremy Hughes, and of course everyone at Jeni's - especially Ryan Morgan who championed this through, and Jeni, who always inspires.
Music - "Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace" from the Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn. Performed by Johnny Gandelsman (violin soloist) and the Wilde Ginger Philharmonic. Conducted by David Goodman.