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David Moscow & Jon Moscow, From Scratch
David Moscow & Jon Moscow, From Scratch

Fri, Feb 24


Collected Works Bookstore

David Moscow & Jon Moscow, From Scratch

"Filmmaking 'From Scratch' - How to Develop & Finance an Independent Film/TV Show." Discussion & book signing with Jon & David Moscow, authors of the book 'From Scratch.' David Moscow was the star of 'Big' and 'Newsies' and currently is a producer on the hit streaming series 'From Scratch.'

Date, Time & Location

Feb 24, 2023, 4:30 PM MST

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

This will be an in-store presentation in partnership with the Santa Fe Film Festival. Visit the Festival's website for tickets and information about this year's Festival, February 17 - 26.

You can purchase From Scratch from CW online here or call the store to order (505) 988-4226

About the Book

Have you ever been curious about the journey that your food took before making it to your table? What about how your experience might change given the economic and environmental crises that food producers and their communities currently face.  In FROM SCRATCH: Adventures in Harvesting, Hunting, Fishing, and Foraging on a Fragile Planet, creator and star of the series From Scratch David Moscow (actor of Big and Newsies fame) and his father Jon Moscow take us on an exploration of our planet’s complex and interconnected food supply, showing us where our food comes from and why it matters. 

Over the last four years, David has traversed the globe embarking on a culinary journey to learn more about the places where our food comes from and the communities who produce it. From thrilling tales of almost drowning while spearfishing in the Sea of Sardinia to once-in-a-lifetime moments like cheesemaking with a shepherd in a cave in the mountains of Barbàza, the book is chock-full of delectable characters, settings, and dishes. 

Among the experts who David interviewed are countless fisherfolk, farmers, scientists, community activists, historians, and hunters from all over the world. He visited a wide array of countries to learn more about where our food comes from including Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Croatia, Malta, Peru, Costa Rica, Italy, Finland, and Iceland. He also sheds light on domestic and local food production issues by venturing into New York, Texas, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington.  

David’s mission is to help people reconnect with food and the people who make it while encouraging us to rethink our relationship with our planet. 

FROM SCRATCH offers a powerful call to action urging us to marvel in the world around us while simultaneously examining the environmental issues, cultural concerns, and overlooked histories intertwined with the food we eat to survive and thrive.

About the Authors 

David Moscow is the creator, executive producer, and host of From Scratch. He made his feature film debut at age thirteen in Big, starring as the young Tom Hanks; years later, he starred with Christian Bale in Newsies. He has appeared in dozens of films, television shows, and theater productions over a thirty-five year career.


Most recently, David founded the production company UnLTD Pictures. He has executive produced more than twenty feature films, including Under the Silver Lake, To Dust, Strawberry Mansion, and Wild Nights with Emily. He also directed the thriller Desolation. David also develops mixed-income sustainably green apartment buildings. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.

Jon Moscow is David’s father and creative partner, and is a writer on From Scratch. He is co-executive director of Ethics in Education Network and co-host of the Ethical Schools podcast ( He actively works to support asylum seekers with housing and links to social services. He has a BA in International Studies from Reed College and a master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education. He and David’s mother, Pat, live in Teaneck, NJ, with a Shih Tzu named Niki.

About the Santa Fe Film Festival

For 23 years, The Santa Fe Film Festival has focused on bringing together distinguished industry specialists and all movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties! The festival’s annual program includes curated selections of over 40 film programs including narrative and documentary features, shorts of all types, tributes to world-renowned film artists and industry professionals as well as a spotlight on local, New Mexican filmmakers and crew. 

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