Filmmaker: Griffin Hammond
Runtime: 35 minutes
It’s been named ‘Ingredient of the Year’ by Bon Appetit, ‘Best-tasting hot sauce,’ according to Cooks Illustrated, and in 2012, Huy Fong Foods sold 20 million bottles of Sriracha! That’s 100 million pounds of chiles! But even with its cult following—recipes, t-shirts, tattoos—most fans don’t know the origin story of this Thai flavor, or recognize David Tran, the man responsible for popularizing Sriracha in the U.S. This fast-paced documentary finally reveals the story of Sriracha—where it comes from, how it’s made, and the people who love it.
About The Filmmaker
Griffin Hammond is a documentary filmmaker covering political stories at Bloomberg TV in New York City. He shot and edited the award-winning documentary Sriracha, and has published hundreds of low-budget filmmaking tutorials on YouTube for aspiring filmmakers. Griffin studied film at New York University, earned a Masters from Illinois State University, and worked as a video producer at YouTube Next Lab and State Farm.