Producer, Bill Pruitt '92 Wins Awards Across Genres

BY Ijaaz Noohu, January 17, 2018

Alumnus Bill Pruitt '92 spent a good chunk of 2017 collecting (more) accolades for his work. He helmed two projects. The first Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse for Amazon, and the second a short film entitled #nofilter, which he co-wrote and directed, screened at the Cannes Film Festival in the Short Film Corner.


Each the world movie poster


Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse follows celebrated chef Emeril Lagasse as he embarks on a food-fueled global exploration. Emeril hits the road with his best friends and biggest chefs in the world to discover popular food movements and local culinary traditions. The series features Marcus Samuelsson in Sweden, Mario Batali in China, José Andrés in Spain, Danny Bowien in South Korea, Nancy Silverton in Italy and Aarón Sánchez in Cuba. The series received not only a James Beard Foundation nomination but Five Daytime Emmy Award nominations including Best Director and Best Editing. It won for Editing and Best Culinary Series, making this Pruitt's fifth Emmy Award and seventh Emmy Nomination (he won the Primetime Emmy four years in a row for The Amazing Race as Supervising Producer).


#nofilter played at the Short Film Corner at Cannes. The film’s synopsis is “There's a famous Susan Sontag quote: "Photographs are a way of imprisoning reality... One can't possess reality, one can possess images—one can't possess the present but one can possess the past." This couple lives it.”