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

By Indiewire | Indiewire April 15, 2013 at 5:32PM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Eat With Me

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"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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