Moving Portraits: How Food Saved My Family

by | Dec 5, 2012

Darya Pino: Sharing Good Food at the Holidays from Moving Portraits on Vimeo.

My friends over at Moving Portraits asked if I would share one reason the holidays are special to me, so I sat down with them (and Toaster) last week.

The holidays are one of the few times in the year I get to visit my dad, whom I love more than anything. This is the story about how my trips home for the holidays helped him transform his diet, and save his life. This is the success story I’m most proud of at Summer Tomato by far.

Moving Portraits is a San Francisco based production company specializing in micro-documentaries for individuals, families, and small businesses. Moving Portraits transforms clients’ stories into vivid films, integrating intimate interviews, stunning visuals and personalized music.

Co-founders Simone and Haley Jude have more twenty years of filmmaking experience between them, and they love showcasing the beauty of stories on film. You can find them on Facebook at and on Twitter @movingsf.

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13 Responses to “Moving Portraits: How Food Saved My Family”

  1. AJ says:

    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Amy says:

    Beautiful stuff and great food for thought for when my parents visit me for Christmas! Just out of interest, what breed is your dog? Just gorgeous! I want one!

  3. Michael says:

    You should be proud!

    • Darya Pino says:

      I think I’m more relieved than proud, but thanks so much.

      • michael dempsey says:

        I am the Proud one and so very very lucky to have this marvelous and accomplished woman as my only daughter and my eldest child. It really doesn’t get any better than this! ddymichael

      • Judy Simon says:

        Well, I sure had tears.. Undescribable..What a wonderful girl you have.. She’s beautiful inside and out..

  4. Kari says:

    I have been smiling all day. Thanks to everyone involved for sharing this. I am so charmed by the purchase of “all the vegetables”.

    And Toaster’s pretty cute, too.

  5. Brent Blum says:

    That was a great blog post. You’ve given me the tools to help my mom fight off diabetes (all while making me a better and more knowledgeable cook). I’m deeply grateful. Thank you.

  6. Wonderful video! So nice to hear what food can do in people’s lives and to the ones closest to you. I definitely have have similar stories in my own life!

  7. Matthew says:

    He lost 50 pounds! This is an achievement. I’m sure you father is so proud of you.

  8. Heather Pall says:

    What a great video! It’s amazing how food is such a staple in a family’s life. Congrats!

  9. Allie says:

    Well this video almost just made me tear up. Beautiful!! Thank you Darya.

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