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About

Reva Alexander and the Red BRB Truck
Reva Alexander and the Red BRB Truck

Project: “Back Roads Baker” hosted by Reva Alexander:  Chef and owner of Merci Beaucoup Cakes, Winner of Food Networks Wedding Cake Champion, 2 time Food Networks Cake Wars Champion, winner on Food Network’s Halloween Wars, featured on 3 seasons of Amazing Wedding Cakes, and an upcoming episode of Food Networks Ridiculous Cakes. http://www.mercibeaucoupcakes.com    https://www.facebook.com/MerciBeaucoupCakes   https://www.facebook.com/MerciCakes 

Here are some details…

Back Roads Baker is a host-driven program that showcases the down-home culinary artist/bakers from all over the United States starting with the Southeast region.

Imagine American Pickers meets Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives with the charm and humor of our multiple award winning host Reva Alexander. 

Each episode will highlight the culinary talent of an Americana mom & pop shop, bringing their stories and recipes to life in a hometown conversation between friends.

The monies raised here go towards funding an 8 part series which will include 2 episodes of our extreme caking series, "Back Roads Baker: Off Road". 

Reva, Angela, Alan and I (Karyn) want thank you for checking out Back Roads Baker, and to ask you to please contribute to our project. We value your participation no matter the amount of support you can provide. We have put together wonderful incentives at every level which we hope will encourage you to be a part of the Back Roads Baker family.  Please remember, without you there is no us.

The Back Roads Baker Crew
The Back Roads Baker Crew

Director, Angela Criscoe, Angela began her career in broadcast as an editor. Through her production company, Freckled Face Productions, Angela has produced a variety of short films, documentaries, web series, commercials and broadcast shows. As an award-winning scriptwriter and director, she promotes film making as a team effort that requires trust, communication, and a positive attitude at every phase of a project to ensure quality and productivity. 

Producer, Karyn Alexander, Karyn has a lifetime of experience behind the scenes in film and television. As a 2nd generation film maker she has spent time working in production, hair/makeup, and special effects departments working with budgets, scheduling, and crew management. Karyn’s industry wide relationships have taught her the value of a respectful, happy, working environment which she brings to all of her projects. Joining Reva in the creation of their production company, MilkBarn Media, is the natural progression to an already extensive career.

Co-Executive Producer, Alan Wetzstein, Alan is retired from the US Army after 21 years of service.  Alan served tours in Afghanistan, Kosovo, and multiple tours in Iraq.  He served in both the enlisted and officer ranks retiring as a Field Artillery Major in 2016.  Alan brings an organized and analytical perspective to the project with his B.S. in Accounting and a Masters in Leadership and Management.  Along with his people skills and positive attitude Alan rounds out the BRB team perfectly.

Our Story...

Back Roads Baker comes from the heart and mind of two sisters, Reva and Karyn Alexander, with the hope of sharing their southern experience. Both grew up in Los Angeles, CA, with parents and family in the Film & Television Industry; Karyn stayed the course and went into the “family” business while Reva chose a different world, the culinary world of cakes and desserts not really knowing that one day the 2 worlds would collide…magically.  

Enter Angela...talented, smart and excited to join Reva and Karyn. The 3 women have worked tirelessly to bring together their crew, find the perfect guest bakers and move this project closer to the goal. 

It is like what they say about true love, “When you know, you know” and they know, this is their time, their chance; with the help of people like you, the dream comes true.

Reva Alexander - Host of Back Roads Baker
Reva Alexander - Host of Back Roads Baker

Back Roads Baker is very much a love story to the men and women that spend their days making wonderful treats that bring us back to that moment when…eating homemade ice cream on grandpa’s porch made summer even that much better; or that perfect Thanksgiving pie mom made just for you, hot chocolate chip cookies on the counter, or even that favorite dessert you only got to have once a year at the fancy restaurant where you celebrated life.  

The bakers we will be bringing to you, do just that. They do it out of love for the joy it brings. They give up their holidays so yours can be just a little bit sweeter. These are the stories we want to tell.

If food brings people together, desserts make them friends!

………And don’t even get us started on the talent and comfort in which Reva will bring to the story telling…Just friends trading stories with the knowledge to back it up. 

We sincerely Thank You for your time and interest.  

Sisters, Reva and Karyn Alexander
Sisters, Reva and Karyn Alexander

The Back Roads Baker pilot, which was put together on a shoestring budget and with the generosity of the crew members, showcases the Sweet Kneads Bakery & Cafe owners James and Joy Kuper from Eatonton, Ga. It features their Grandmother's ever popular Dirt Bomb Muffin and their signature cake by Sweet Kneads Baker, Karon Booth. An exclusive preview is available digitally with a donation of $50.

creative camera work on the pilot episode of Back Roads Baker
creative camera work on the pilot episode of Back Roads Baker

The goal of Back Roads Baker, is to provide a fun and family friendly content with the opportunity for merchandising possibilities, to include cookbooks with amazing recipes from the featured mom and pop shops, contributors and crew, also clothing, bandanas and cooking tools.

Additionally, Back Roads Baker strives to grow our audience online with creative alternative content and educational programming which will enable us to develop interest in additional shows such as our Extreme Caking series. The possibilities for the future are endless thanks to the contributions received here. 

Risks and challenges

There are plenty of risks and challenges as I'm sure you can imagine.
The difficulty, in addition to financing, is assembling the moving parts, although we are all fully committed to this project, the producing team must work around schedules that include host, Reva Alexander's appearances on network shows, and director, Angela Criscoe's Asst. Professor of Digital Media Production role. Back Roads Baker overcomes this challenge by focusing on mom and pop shops within a 6 hour radius of Eatonton, GA. The radius will increase as our budget and schedules permits. Our shooting schedule remains somewhat fluid based on the availability of our guest bakers and locations.

The next episode of Back Roads Baker will tell the story of Beloved's Sweets, featuring Beloved with her famous and amazing sweet potato pies. When Back Roads Baker meets the funding goal we anticipate, without issues that can't be overcome, episode 102 will film in Oct. 2018 in Atlanta,Ga.

Even with the challenges we faced, our pilot episode was filmed August 18/19th, 2018 in Eatonton, Ga. and we will have completed post-production on September 15th, 2018. With each challenge, we are given the opportunity to succeed.

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