Santino Panico 

Creator, Filmmaker, Marathoner

Have you ever watched a documentary and thought, "I could do that better"?  Well Santino Panico didn't just say it.  He did it!  This runner and first-time filmmaker decided he wanted to share his experience as a plant-based eater training for the NYC Marathon in his film From the Ground Up.  In it, he speaks with elite athletes including Scott Jurek and Rich Roll about why they became plant-based eaters and how it affects their performance.  Santino and I discuss nutrition, motivation and why someone with no experience would dive headfirst into making a feature length documentary.

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