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a film by DARYL WEIN

Entertaining, relatable, suspenseful and informative, and a real eye opener to what is going on. This film has re-inspired and educated me. BRAVO!

Erin Brockovich

About the Film

CONSUMED is a dramatic thriller that explores the complex world of genetically modified food. The story is anchored by a working-class, single Mother on a hunt to uncover the cause of her son's mysterious illness. Interwoven are the stories of an Organic farmer, the CEO of a biotechnology corporation, two Scientists on the verge of a major discovery, and an ex-Cop caught in the middle of it all.


Actress/Writer/ProducerZoe Lister-Jones

Director/Producer/WriterDaryl Wein

Cast & Crew

Actress/Writer/ProducerZoe Lister-Jones

Hal WestbrookDanny Glover

EddieTaylor Kinney

Jacob LiefmanAnthony Edwards

Dan ConwayVictor Garber

Serge NeganiKunal Nayyar

PeterGriffin Dunne

Kristin KesslerBeth Grant


Producer's Unit

Executive Producer Robert Watman

Executive Producer Neil Stubenhaus

Executive Producer Michael Jacob

Executive Producer William Lister

Executive Producer Lily Lister

Executive Producer Nine Nights

Associate Producer Shanee Pink

Director/Producer/Writer Daryl Wein

Line Producer/Unit Production Manager Brett Hays

Producer Zoe Lister-Jones

Production Unit

Office Intern Gunner Lunde

Production Accountant Tim Whalen

1st Assistant Director Anthony E. Cabral “ACE”

Key 2nd Assistant Director Andy Spellman

2nd 2nd Assistant Director Anthony D. Buck

Key Set PA Tom O'Neill

Production Assistant Dora Valkanova

Production Assistant Iman Sharabash

Production Intern Timy Abraham

Production Intern Caesey Schneider

Production Coordinator Kevin McGrail

Production Intern Amanda Toledo

Production Secretary Jason Grider

Production Intern Charlie Kessler

Script Supervisor Jon Santiago

Art Department

Production Designer Bret Tanzer

Art Director Sean Connor

Set Decorator Eric Frankel

Art Intern Chaelin Kwon

Art Intern Meng Quio Guo

Camera Department

Director of Photography Alex Bergman

1st Assistant Camera Keith Huefmeier

2nd Assistant Camera Eric Arndt

Digital Imaging Technician Michael Ashley

Camera Intern Isaac Gray

Sound Department

Sound Mixer Mario Coletta

Boom Operator Eric Anthony

Grip and Electric Department

Key Grip Dave Wagenaar

Best Boy Electric Justin Nosek

Best Boy Grip Greg Boris

Electric Intern Paulina Burgoa

Electric Intern Alex Moore

Grip Intern John Isberg

Set Mechanic Brad Bielert

Set Mechanic Scott Bielert

Hair and Make-Up

Key Make-up Suzi Ostos

Make-up Intern Maddi Ward

Wardrobe Department

Costume Designer Vivian Pavlos

Assistant Costume Designer Lissa Lamona

Lead Set Costumer Dana Hogan

Costumer Kelsey Welker

Costume Intern Aimee Beach

Costume Intern Andrea Frederick


Location Manager Alex Hughes

Location Assistant Thomas Lounsbury

Location Scout David Ward

Location Intern Olivia Jay

Post Production

Editor Zach Anderson

Assistant Editor Nicholas Riccio


Principle Casting Chrystie Casting

Chicago Casting PR Casting

Extras Casting Shawnee Studios


Chef Alisa Demarco

Catering/Chef Toni Thomas

Chef Liz Mansfeld

Catering Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery

Catering Hendrick House


Production Accountant Tom Williams

Transportation (Talent)

Driver Scott Reichard

Driver Laurie Ellsworth

Transportation Assistant Steve Taylor

Zoe Lister-Jones / Actress/Writer/Producer

ZOE LISTER-JONES is a Brooklyn-born actor, writer and producer.

This fall, she will be starring on the new CBS series Life In Pieces, opposite Dianne Wiest, Colin Hanks, Betsy Brandt, and James Brolin.

She is the executive producer, co-writer and star of Fox Searchlight’s feature film Lola Versus. Additionally, she co-wrote, produced and starred in the indie comedy Breaking Upwards, which was distributed by IFC in 2010 to rave reviews.

Most recently she played Fawn Moscato on Fox's New Girl, to critical acclaim. In 2014, Lister-Jones starred on the CBS Network series Friends with Better Lives opposite James Van Der Beek, Kevin Connolly & Brooklyn Decker. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as ‘Lily’ on the NBC sitcom Whitney. Other television credits include two seasons starring on Adult Swim’s cult series Delocated. She has also appeared on "The Good Wife," "Law & Order" series, "Bored to Death," "The Class" and "Kidnapped."

Other film credits include The Other Guys, Salt, State of Play, Shadows and Lies, Stuck Between Stations, Armless, and Arranged.

On Broadway, Lister-Jones starred in Seminar, opposite Jeff Goldblum, Justin Long, and Jerry O'Connell, as well as The Little Dog Laughed in a role which she originated Off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theater.

Other New York stage credits include Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo, New Group’s The Accomplices and in her one-woman show, Codependence is a Four-Letter Word, which she produced, wrote and starred in at PS 122, and was a New York Times Critics Pick.

Lister-Jones is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Danny Glover / Hal Westbrook

Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. In recent years he has starred in an array of motion pictures including the critically-acclaimed Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon and in the futuristic 2012 for director Roland Emmerich. In addition to his film work, Glover is highly sought after as a public speaker, delivering inspiring addresses and moving performances in such diverse venues as college campuses, union rallies and business conventions.

Glover has gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa. For these efforts Glover received a 2006 DGA Honor and was honored with a 2011 “Pioneer Award” from the National Civil Rights Museum. Internationally Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty, disease and economic development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. Glover was presented in 2011 with the prestigious Medaille des Arts et des Letters from the French Ministry of Culture and was honored with a Tribute at the Deauville International Film Festival. Currently Glover serves as UNICEF Ambassador.

In 2005 Glover co-founded NY based Louverture Films with writer/producer Joslyn Barnes and recent partners Susan Rockefeller and Matthew Palevsky. The company is dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. Among the films Glover has executive produced at Louverture are: the César-nominated Bamako, Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Oscar and Emmy nominated Trouble The Water, the award winning The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The House I Live In, and the award winning Concerning Violence. He has also associate produced Elia Suleiman’s The Time That Remains, and the 2010 Cannes Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

A native of San Francisco, Glover trained at the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. It was his Broadway debut in Fugard’s Master Harold…and the Boys that brought him to national recognition and led director Robert Benton to cast him in his first leading role in 1984’s Academy Award-nominated Best Picture, Places in the Heart. The following year Glover starred in two more Best Picture nominated films: Peter Weir’s Witness and Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple. In 1987 Glover partnered with Mel Gibson in the first Lethal Weapon film and went on the star in three hugely successful Lethal Weapon sequels. Glover starred in The Royal Tenenbaums and To Sleep With Anger which he executive produced and for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor.

On the small screen, Glover won an Image Award, a Cable ACE Award and earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the title role of the HBO Movie Mandela. He has also received Emmy nominations for his work in the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove, the telefilm Freedom Song, and as a director he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Showtime’s Just a Dream. Most recently, Glover appeared in the HBO Original Movie Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight.

Presently Glover has completed roles in the feature films Rage co-starring Nicolas Cage, the drama Blackbird co-starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker and Monster Trucks for Paramount Pictures.

Taylor Kinney / Eddie

Taylor Kinney stars as Kelly Severide, a brash Lieutenant with an unflappable veneer who is fighting his own demons, in NBC's drama "Chicago Fire."

On television, Kinney has a variety of credits including a series regular role in NBC's 'Trauma" and the recurring role of Mason Lockwood on "The Vampire Diaries." He starred in last season's Michael Patrick King pilot for NBC, "A Mann's World" opposite Don Johnson, and he has appeared on such shows as "Breakout Kings," Castle," "Shameless," "Rizzoli & Isles," "Bones" and "CSI: NY." Kinney was featured in the telefilm "Five," a project produced by Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Alicia Keyes and was seen in the web series "Dating Rules From My Future Self."

Big screen credits include Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," the Marty Papazian-directed independent feature "Least Among Saints," and the short film "Prodigal" with Kenneth Branaugh. Taylor can currently can be seen in the Fox feature The Other Woman starring opposite Cameron Diaz, directed by Nick Cassavettes which opened to #1 at the Box Office Apr 2014.

Anthony Edwards / Jacob Liefman

Anthony Edwards is probably best known as Dr. Mark Greene on the hit series ER. For his portrayal of the overworked, but dedicated emergency room doctor, Edwards has received four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Edwards has won three Screen Actor's Guild Awards (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 1996 and Best Ensemble Cast in 1998 and 1999.) He won the Golden Globe Award in 1998.

Edwards was an Executive Producer of the HBO biopic Temple Grandin, which won multiple Emmys and Golden Globes.

Edwards’ recent films include Motherhood with Uma Thurman, Flipped directed by Rob Reiner, and Zodiac directed by David Fincher. Other recent credits include Thunderbirds for Universal, the Polish brothers’ Northfork for Paramount Classics and Don't Go Breaking My Heart, which he executive produced in association with his production company. The company also produced the NBC telefilm, Borderline, starring Sherry Stringfeld.

Edwards has starred in more than twenty features, including his memorable turn as "Goose" in the blockbuster feature Top Gun. Other feature film credits include; Playing by Heart, The Client, Miracle Mile, Mr. North, Hawks, Pet Semetary II, Delta Heat, Landslide, The Sure Thing, Gotcha, Revenge of the Nerds, Heart Like a Wheel, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Edwards made his film directorial debut with Charley’s Ghost Story, a modern-day Mark Twain adaptation starring Cheech Marin and Linda Fiorentino. He has also directed several episodes of ER.

Other television credits include his recurring role as a hyper allergic lawyer forced to live in a bubble on the critically acclaimed series Northern Exposure. He also starred in the series, It Takes Two, opposite Richard Crenna, Patty Duke, and Helen Hunt. Edwards was also seen in the Showtime special Sexual Healing (Cable Ace Best Actor nomination) as well as the telefilms El Diablo, Hometown Boy Makes Good, Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story, High School USA and The Killing of Randy Webster.

Edwards is philanthropically involved with Shoe4Africa, a charity that is building a children’s hospital in Kenya.

Victor Garber / Dan Conway

With six Emmy® and four Tony® nominations to his credit, Victor Garber has been seen in some of the most memorable works of film, television and stage. Most recently, Garber co-starred in Ben Affleck’s Academy Award®-winning film, ARGO. He also portrayed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone in Gus Van Sant’s Academy Award®–nominated film “Milk.” Additional film credits include “The First Wives Club,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Legally Blonde” and the Academy Award®-winning film, “Titanic.” Next up, Victor can be seen co-starring with Ryan Reynolds in SELF-LESS.

For his work on television, Garber has been nominated for six Emmy® Awards, including three for the ABC drama “Alias,” two for comedic guest-star roles on “Frasier” and “Will & Grace,” and a nomination for his portrayal of Sid Luft in the television movie “Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows.” Garber most recently starred in NBC’s drama “Deception” as Robert Bowers, the patriarch of the Bowers family and CEO of Bowers Pharmaceuticals.

He currently recurs on Showtime’s Lisa Kudrow comedy, “ Web Therapy”, “Power” on Starz and has guest starred on “The Big C”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Damages” and “Glee” and starred in ABC’s “Eli Stone,” and “Justice” on Fox. Other credits include ABC musicals “Annie, “ “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, ” and “Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.” Garber’s earned four Tony® nominations for his work in “Damn Yankees,” “Lend Me a Tenor,” “Deathtrap” and “Little Me.” He performed in the workshops of Sondheim’s“Assassins” and “Wiseguys” as well as in the Tony Award®–winning play “Art.”

His stage credits also include the original Broadway productions of “Arcadia,” “The Devil’s Disciple,” “Noises Off” and “Sweeney Todd.” Additionally, Garber garnered rave reviews in Sondheim’s “Follies” for City Center Encores! And most recently, “Present Laughter,” directed by Nicholas Martin.

Daryl Wein / Director/Producer/Writer

DARYL WEIN is an award-winning filmmaker. He is represented by the William Morris Endeavor agency. 

He co-wrote and directed, LOLA VERSUS, for Fox Searchlight starring Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Zoe Lister-Jones (Breaking Upwards), Joel Kinnaman (Robocop), Hamish Linklater (The Future), Debra Winger (Terms of Endearment), and Bill Pullman (Independence Day). 

His debut narrative feature film, BREAKING UPWARDS, with Zoe Lister-Jones (Lola Versus), Julie White (Transformers), Peter Friedman (The Savages), Olivia Thirlby (Juno), and Andrea Martin (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), was an official selection in the Narrative Competition at the 2009 SXSW Film Festival. IFC Films released the film theatrically and on VOD in 2010. 

Wein's feature length documentary, SEX POSITIVE, won the Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Outfest Film Fest, and was an official selection at the 2008 South by Southwest Film Festival, London Film Festival, Boston Independent Film Festival, among thirty other film festivals around the world. Regent Releasing distributed the film theatrically in North America, and the film has been released in 8 foreign countries on broadcast and theatrically, most notably at the BFI in London.

In 2006 Daryl co-wrote and directed, UNLOCKED, a short psychological drama starring Olivia Thirlby (Juno) and executive produced by Stephen Daldry (The Reader, Billy Elliot). The film was an Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival, as well as the Gijon Film Festival in Spain and 20 other film festivals. It was voted one of the "Best Short Films in the World" by Indy Mogul. 

He is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Kunal Nayyar / Serge Negani

Kunal Nayyar's role in “The Big Bang Theory” is his first as a regular on a television series,although he previously had a guest starring role on “NCIS,” on the Network. He recently guest starred on the Vince Vaughn produced TBS show “Sullivan & Sons” and the Nickelodeon animated series “Sanjay and Craig.”

During his summer hiatus Nayyar filmed the indie “Dr. Cabbie,” about an unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. The film also stars Adrianne Palicki and Mircea Monroe. Nayyar lent his voice talents to the animated feature film “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” which was released in 2012. He hosted “A Tribute to Nerds” at the 2011 Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival. His theater acting credits include “Huck and Holden” at the Dahlia Theater in Los Angeles, for which Nayyar was awarded Best Male Lead in a Play on the West Coast by the Garland Awards, and “Love's Labour's Lost” at the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

Nayyar also penned the critically acclaimed play, “Cotton Candy,” which continues to run in New Delhi. In addition to his acting career, Nayyar has also recently signed a deal with Atria Books to create a memoir focused on his experiences growing up in India and his journey to becoming an actor. The book is expected to hit shelves in 2015. Always a performer, Nayyar began acting in musicals and plays at a young age. After high school, he left India for the United States where he majored in business and took many acting classes at the University of Portland (Portland, Ore.). In his senior year, he was nominated as the best actor in his play, “The Rose Tattoo,” and was given an invitation to the American College Theater Festival (ACTF) to compete in an acting competition, where he eventually won the Mark Twain Award for comic brilliance as well as a fellowship to the prestigious Sundance Theater Lab. He went on to receive his Masters in Fine Arts from Temple University in Philadelphia.

While in school, Nayyar played badminton and competed at state level in the region of North India. He is also a fanatical fan of cricket. He is said to have a killer shoulder shimmy. According to Nayyar, Wikipedia says his name means “one who sees beauty in everything” and it comes from a Himalayan bird known as the Painted Snipe.

He was born in London, England, and spent most of his younger years growing up in New Delhi, India. He currently resides in Los Angeles. Kunal can be followed on Twitter @kunalnayyar.

Griffin Dunne / Peter

Griffin Dunne is an accomplished actor, director and producer.

Dunne’s recent feature film credits include Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Dallas Buyers Club” starring Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto and “Last Night”, starring Sam Worthington and Keira Knightley.

Dunne’s feature film directorial debut was 1997’s “Addicted to Love,” starring Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick, which he followed one year later with “Practical Magic” starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Most recently Mr. Dunne directed a short film with Emma Stone for Peter Farrelly’s comedic anthology “Movie 43”.

Currently, Dunne recurs on the hit Showtime series “House of Lies” playing opposite Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell.

Beth Grant / Kristin Kessler

Known as a Hollywood lucky charm, Beth Grant has co-starred in three Academy Award winning Best Pictures: THE ARTIST, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and RAIN MAN. She has twice received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. She also voiced the Academy Award winning Best Animated Feature, RANGO. Grant is currently a television series regular on THE MINDY PROJECT, for NBC Universal Studios on the Fox Network.

IN 2011 Grant starred Off Broadway in a limited run of TRICKS THE DEVIL TAUGHT ME, written and directed by Tony Georges, at The Minetta Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village. This summer she is set to do a new play Off Broadway at the Rattlestick Theatre, directed by James Franco.

Grant received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation, LA Weekly Award, and Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF A TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE, written and directed by Del Shores. She and the cast won several Best Ensemble awards. Grant also starred and helped produce the film version entitled BLUES FOR WILLADEAN, starring the original cast including Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and Spirit award winner Dale Dickey; now on iTunes and DVD release January 21st.

Grant won her third L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award as Lead Actress for GRACE AND GLORIE by Tom Zeigler at The Colony Theatre, directed by Cameron Watson. Grant played George Wallace’s mother-in-law in the world premiere of CORNELIA by Mark V. Olsen at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Other theatre credits include world premieres by Maya Angelou, Romulus Linney, and Horton Foote. Grant enjoyed two stints at The Ahmanson Theatre in PICNIC and SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by renowned Broadway director Marshall Mason.

In 2013 Grant played the iconic character, “Addie Bundren,” AS I LAY DYING, based on the William Faulkner novel, adapted, directed and starring James Franco whom she was thrilled to join in Cannes for the premiere. There the film received an enthusiastic and extended standing ovation. Now on iTunes, VOD, and Netflix.

She will soon be seen in the Focus Features release of BAD WORDS starring and directed by Jason Bateman. Grant recently co-starred in FAULTS, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, written and directed by Riley Stearns.



Grant recently directed a multi-award winning short, THE PERFECT FIT, starring Octavia Spencer, Lauren A. Miller (For A Good Time Call...), Ahna O’Reilly (The Help) and her 21 year old daughter, Mary Chieffo who is in her third year at The Juilliard School, Drama Division.

Grant has been happily married to Mary’s father, fellow actor Michael Chieffo, for twenty-eight years.

Early Praise

Entertaining, relatable, suspenseful and informative, and a real eye opener to what is going on. This film has re-inspired and educated me. BRAVO!

Erin Brockovich

It's great to see filmmakers like Daryl and Zoe using this medium to raise awareness around the important topic of GMOs.

Tom Colicchio

This powerful and alarming film raises awareness about our food supply chain—and how easily it can be threatened by powerful forces who aren't concerned about our health.

Jason Wachob

Founder of Mind Body Green

This jarring film cries out for all citizens who care about the health of people and the planet to get engaged

Gary Hirshberg

Chairman, Stonyfield Farm
Chairman, Just Label It

A beautiful portrayal of a family’s journey in the fight to label genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). GMO’s are in virtually ALL of our food sources! This is a fight that we must win and a must see film for every parent…. every corporate executive…. every elected political representative. Thank you to the brave filmmakers for making this compelling and important film.

Debbie Levin

President/ Environmental Media Association

Consumed sheds light on a dire situation and it needs to be seen by movie-goers all over this country. Our children deserve a better food system. Our children deserve a better future. Thank you, Consumed, for bringing the issue to a larger audience.
Nancy Easton

Founder of Wellness in the Schools


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