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Chicago-Style Pizza Doc Hopes To Set Record Straight On Deep Dish

By Jim Bochnowski in News on Aug 5, 2015 6:40PM

At long last, a local director is trying to bring the world a definitive documentary about Chicago-style pizza. But he needs help.

If there's one thing that people in Chicago care about, it is pizza. Just look at the contentious comment sections on any of our semi-regular "best pizza" columns. With such a ready audience in place, local documentarian Sebastian Howley, the the owner of "Any Moment Productions," has a dream to direct a full-length documentary entitled "Chicago Style" entirely about the Chicago pizza scene. The doc would cover a full history of Chicago's most important contribution to the world's cuisine.

Unfortunately, making a documentary is an expensive business, so he's launched an IndieGogo fundraiser to pay for production costs, which he estimates to be $8,500. As he describes his philosophy behind making the film:

I believe a positive unifying film that brings people together is a benefit to a city that often struggles with violence. Food has always been a symbol of unity and peace. The act of sitting down to a meal together is one of the most fundamental experiences for families around the world.

To create the film, Howley plans on speaking to "Chicagoans of every walk of life, from bus drivers to the Mayor, about what they love about Chicago pizza.

And with any luck, he hopes to begin filming in September with a release date scheduled for July 2016.

[H/T DNAinfo]