Oddly, a cooking show hosted by Napoleon makes perfect sense. That’s not to say that it’s not a weird concept. It totally is. But it works.
‘The cooking show with a complex’ to also appear on YouTube, iTunes, Boxee and Roku
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 29, 2011 –
LOS ANGELES – Napoleon Bon Appétit, the cooking show with a complex, is set to conquer a host of new web platforms. Beginning November 30th, seasons one and two of the series will be released in high definition on blip.tv, YouTube, iTunes, Boxee and Roku.
“This move will allow Napoleon to invade not just your computer screen, but your mobile phones, your tablets, and even your television. All in glorious high definition,” said Derek Houck, who plays Napoleon. “No screen is safe!”
Napoleon Bon Appétit stars Derek Houck (United States of Tara, Cataclysmo) as the famous Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Katherine Browning (The Carpenter) as his Kitchen Wench. Over the course of two seasons, the show has featured numerous guest stars, including former America’s Next Top Model finalist, Kimberly Leemans. Other cast members include Nicholas James, Heidi Schooler, Christine Moore, Rachel Whitman, Sasha Carrera and Robert Walters.
Napoleon Bon Appétit was written by Houck. Browning serves as the producer, along with David Walters. All episodes were directed by the Accolade award-winning Mike Campbell. The series is from Black Falcon Productions and Mahatma Dragon Productions in association with Three Roses Entertainment.
About Napoleon Bon Appétit
Napoleon Bon Appétit is an original web series featuring Napoleon and his Kitchen Wench as the hosts of their own cooking show. The show premiered in 2010 on Somebody’s Basement and was an Official Selection at the 2011 Action on Film International Film Festival.
Napoleon Bon Appétit: Barbecue Spare Ribs is an Official Selection at the 2011 Action on Film International Film Festival! It will be shown on Saturday, July 23rd, during the 6pm block in theater 6 at the Regency Academy Theaters – Pasadena. The address for the theater is 1003 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91106. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and can be purchased by calling 323.878.5522 or by ordering online. We look forward to seeing you there!
Christopher Emerson was recently treated to some Cantaloop frozen yogurt and put together a wonderful thank you video promoting Napoleon Bon Appétit and its writer, Derek Houck. Come back soon for more info on our screening at the 2011 Action On Film International Film Festival!
Napoleon and the Kitchen Wench conquer new recipes on somebodysbasement.com and napoleonbonappetit.com every other week. And now, you can conquer your wardrobe with Napoleon Bon Appétit merchandise! “C’est bon!”
Kimberly Leemans, Nicholas James and Heidi Schooler among the new cast in the second season of ‘the cooking show with a complex’
LOS ANGELES – “Napoleon Bon Appétit,” the cooking show with a complex, returns for a second season on March 9th with several new cast members, including former “America’s Next Top Model” finalist, Kimberly Leemans. Derek Houck (“Super Undead Doctor Roach,” “Absent”) returns as Napoleon Bonaparte, as does Katherine Browning (“The Carpenter”) who plays his Kitchen Wench.
“I actually went to boarding school in Waterloo, Belgium, so I already felt like I had a ‘history’ with Napoleon,” said Leemans, who will be portraying Napoleon’s mistress, Eléonore Denuelle.
Other guest stars this season include Nicolas James, Heidi Schooler, Rachel Whitman and Robert Walters. Christine Moore also returns as the famous French chef, Louisette Caro.
“It’s good to see Napoleon finally meet his match,” Moore said. “Louisette Caro knows how to keep him in line.”
“Napoleon Bon Appétit” was written by Houck. Browning serves as the producer, along with David Walters. All episodes were directed by the Accolade award-winning Mike Campbell. The series is from Black Falcon Productions and Mahatma Dragon Productions in association with Three Roses Entertainment.
About Somebody’s Basement
Somebody’s Basement is a web distribution channel founded in 2010 by casting director, author, and producer Bonnie Gillespie; actor, writer, producer Keith Johnson; and producer Ryan Basham. Somebody’s Basement is a grassroots web network that features premiere content developed and collaborated upon by the best of the emerging independent web community. Somebody’s Basement: Where everybody goes to jam.
Napoleon Bon Appétit was an idea sprung from her mind and made real through her determination and organizational skills. She found the best deals on rental equipment, dealt with the SAG New Media division, found our DP, secured our location, and dozens of other responsibilities that I couldn’t have hoped to handle on my own. And when it finally came time to shoot, she created a hilarious and captivating character out of dialogue that consisted of nothing but recipe instructions.
Be sure to read the full article to find out more about Katherine and why she was nominated for her awesomeosity. And if you haven’t already, check out all of Katherine’s wonderful work on Napoleon Bon Appetit at Somebody’s Basement and NapoleonBonAppetit.com!
I love this so so SO dang much…. It’s absolutely adorable and charming and clever and fun and funny! Short and sweet. Not the typical “actors producing content for themselves” type fare (which tends to be all about showing themselves in their best light, which is fine, but not necessarily what is most castable). And just adorable. Really love the media blitz y’all put together for this….
Be sure to read the full column for the submission email and and the rest of her thoughts on the series. And get ready, a new episode of Napoleon Bon Appétit arrives this Wednesday at Somebody’s Basement and NapoleonBonAppetit.com!
Writer and series co-creator Derek Houck was recently interviewed by Patrick Bardwell of Slebisodes Web Series Guide about producing Napoleon Bon Appétit. Among the many things he was asked was how his involvement with the web series began. From the interview:
My best friend, Katherine Browning, came up with the original idea for Napoleon Bon Appétit as a cooking show starring Napoleon Bonaparte. I thought it was hilarious, and decided to write a script for it. Before I knew it, I had 11 episodes written (which we whittled down to seven for our first season) and we began to seriously consider whether we could film this ourselves.
Be sure to read the full interview to find out more about who first inspired Derek to start self-producing and what lessons he learned while filming Napoleon Bon Appétit.