Ali Eats America is the documentary about Ali Allouche, a young cancer survivor’s desire to live in the moment and have an experience of a lifetime.
HOSPITAL FOOD GETS OLD.
Ali was 17, in Chemotherapy for his 2nd Cancer, and living vicariously through Anthony Bourdain’s travels while watching Parts Unknown. Consumed by wanderlust, he and his Mom, Jen, planned a map of restaurants across America.
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Ali Eats America is in the Editing phase!
Ali’s culinary journey was MADE POSSIBLE by the truly inspiring network of FRIENDS AND STRANGERS around the WORLD! Please help share his fight with Cancer and FIGHT FOR LIFE by backing Ali Eats America.
Ali’s story has been featured on Travel + Leisure, Business Insider, People.com, NY Post, Now This, Culinary News World, ABC’s LOCALish, AND his High School Yearbook!
Check out Ali on Now This!
In 2012 we, Roush Niaghi and Greg Morris, formed PopGun POV– a boutique style specialty camera rental and production house geared primarily toward automotive programming. With custom show designs like Top Gear, Carpool Karaoke, and Jay Leno’s Garage under our belts, we knew we were the right people to film Ali’s foodie road trip!
Fast forward through a lot of struggles, happy times, and many awesome times, we have proudly produced ALI EATS AMERICA, an inspiring, independent film whose story centers around Ali’s unwavering positive energy and hunger for all of life’s adventures. Thanks to his family and friends, his wish went viral and became bigger than he/we could have imagined!
“The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
Patiently waiting for dumplings.
THE FILM IS NOW IN POST PRODUCTION. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO BRING THIS IMPORTANT STORY OUT INTO THE WORLD AND INTO THE LIVES OF THE PUBLIC!
We need to finance post production costs, clear rights, and insurance in order for Ali Eats America to break out beyond film festivals! These are pretty boring topics, but they’re the unhappy imminent costs of indie filmmaking!
Ali and Chef Wolfgang Puck.
Ali Eats America’s journey to completion has been an eventful one! Garnering much interest along the way, but with Covid-19 hitting the scene, contracts expired and everything slowed down to a halt for over a year. Thankfully, we are entering a Normal-ish phase and Ali’s story can be finished without any more lengthy delays! whoop! whoop!
Ali’s priorities are intact.
Chef Hugo Bolanos playing mind games.
Chef Nancy Silverton & Ali at Alex’s Lemonade.
More than anything, Ali Eats America shows us that if you BELIEVE, MAGICAL things can happen.
Every bit helps expedite this Amazing Story to make its way to the Film Festival Circuit and be screened in Hospitals to help those who are suffering. SUPPORT US to be a part of the Film and help Ali’s inspiring Story be told!