The Stubborn Baker

This short documentary series features Jessica Kruger aka The Stubborn Baker. Watch her create the most beautiful desserts you’ve ever seen, all while sharing the trials and triumphs of her journey as a professional baker who uses a wheelchair.

Episode 1: How The Stubborn Baker Got Her Name

In this episode, we meet The Stubborn Baker herself, and hear the story of how she started her business and got her name.

Episode 2: A Stubborn Love Story

In this episode, we hear the love story of Jessica and her husband Juan. Jessica shares stories about love, dating, and marriage, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Episode 3: Stubbornness & Community

In this episode, Jessica shares the importance of community in her life and leads a springtime cookie decorating class.

Short documentary series with CBC. Directed and produced by Jonah Lee-McNamee. 2022-2023.

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Director, Producer: Jonah Lee-McNamee

Director of Photography, Producer: Shiun Okada

Associate Producer (Episode 1, 2): Leah Lee

Associate Producer (Episode 3): Michael Jung

1st Assistant Camera (Episode 1, 3): Jamie Mitri

1st Assistant Camera (Episode 2): Valeriya Khan

Gaffer (Episode 1): Robert Zastre

Gaffer (Episode 2, 3): Krystal Chan

Grip/Electric (Episode 1): Aaron Lum

Grip/Electric (Episode 2): Gabriel Sanchez

Grip/Electric (Episode 2, 3): Osmar Wong

Production Sound Mixer (Episode 1, 3): Nina Lee

Production Sound Mixer (Episode 2): Harley Maranan

Editor: Nathan Young

Post Sound Designer & Mixer: Harley Maranan

Colourist: So Young Park