Roman Safiullin and Nick Corrao
Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian soy food. Ask about it in Gainesville, FL and you’ll hear the story of Artie and Jose, the two local artisanal producers. Once business partners, today they are competitors. The Exclusivity of Gainesville explores this small town rivalry and the two strong-minded entrepreneurs behind it.
Roman and Nick made this a few years ago while they were at the Documentary Institute at the University of Florida. As a Gainesville native, I was aware of this story and had thought about its potential to be told as a documentary short. Then I met these guys and found out they’d already done it!