The horse meat crisis last year hit the beef and meat processing industry across Europe and as one of the biggest players in the market, Goodman's vast sprawling ABP took a hit right in the kisser, though the burger part of the business accounted for less than 4 per cent of his € per year total revenues. ABP is the largest privately owned beef processor in Europe and the biggest exporter of beef to continental Europe. Goodman's company chops up over a million moo cows each year and it's growing steadily, with new operations in Poland coming on stream last December.
It began, as such stories often do, with an unlikely benefactor. After receiving high-profile commissions from the likes of the British Film Institute and the Criterion Collection, Kogonada was still unsure of how to make the leap into feature filmmaking. Naturally, he assumed that any opportunities would come from people in the art-house community as opposed to, say, the co-director of “American Pie.” While working on an adaptation of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Like Father, Like Son,” Chris Weitz was struck by Kogonada’s video essay on the Japanese auteur, and decided to reach out to the editor.