Project of the Day: A Mother Flees Her Marriage to Crash With Her Gay, Chef Son In ‘Eat With Me’

Project of the Day: A Mother Flees Her Marriage to Crash With Her Gay, Chef Son In 'Eat With Me'

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Eat With Me”

Tweetable Logline:

A foodie dramedy about middle-aged Emma who flees her married life to
crash on gay son’s couch where they revive their appetites for life
 

Elevator Pitch:

Feeling lonely and invisible in her marriage, middle-aged Asian mother
Emma decides to save her sanity by hopping on the next train into the
city to crash with her son Elliot, a young gay chef who runs a
struggling Chinese restaurant.

Elliot and Emma’s mutual appreciation for delicious food and hearty home
cooking breaks down the years of distance between them. Inspired by his
mother’s dumpling recipes, Elliot takes the leap from boy to man
through an innovative effort to save his floundering restaurant, as Emma
takes on the journey to discover herself and her appetite for life
again.

 

Production Team:

Writer/Director: David Au
Producers: Joyce Liu-Countryman, Michelle Ehlen
Executive Producer: Terry Lin
Cinematographer: Amanda Treyz
Editor: David Au

About the Production:

“My mother has always been the backbone of my entire family. All my life,
she has put herself second to her husband and her children. But now as
an adult, I begin to wonder whether she has lived to her fullest
potential, and whether she even remembers what her own needs and desires
are. Eat With me takes on the imaginative journey where my mother gets
to reinvent herself through the art of cooking, developing unexpected
friendships, experiencing new adventures and most importantly, the
search for her appetite for life again.” — David Au

Current Status:

We are fundraising through private investors and crowd-funding, while we
are currently in pre-production, including casting, location scouting
and locking down crew and gears.

For more information and to support this projprect:

Kickstarter Page
Website

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Comments

Joyce

Vote for "Eat With Me" to win Project of the Day! Voting ends 11 a.m. EDT on Monday, 4/22. http://www.indiewire.com/article/vote-for-project-of-the-week-will-it-be-eat-alice-miguel-sano-or-runner

Steven

Watched the trailer. Looks like it's going to be a beautifully played out story. Can't wait to see this.

Tim

Wow this looks really interesting, I'd definitely see this.

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