THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY IN KITCHEN
 

SYNOPSIS

In the near future, when all labor works are replaced by humanoids, a Chinese chef, Pu (60s) is ordered to pass on his cooking skill to a humanoid robot William and to teach him Chinese cooking. Designed to satisfy his owner, William tries to follow Pu’s every instruction, but his robotic demand for precision and perfection is essentially contradictory to Chinese cooking. At the same time, the protests against AI replacing the human labor are more and more intense. Qiang, Pu’s apprentice is also one of the protestors. Since Qiang disappoints Pu time and time again in cooking, Pu starts to get closer with William, which pushes him to the opposite of human beings. Pu becomes at a loss in this dilemma. 

 
ITHACA YIXIAN DENG
Producer/ Co-writer
HAO ZHENG
Director
CARLO MENDOZA
Cinematographer
VANESSA LEQI KONG
Co-writer
GUANGWEI DU
Editor
 

AWARDS & PRESS

AWARDS

Student Academy Awards - Winner, Los Angeles, CA

Show Me Shorts - Best International Film, New Zealand

AT&T Film Awards - Best Futuristic Film, Los Angeles, CA

South Dakota Film Festival - Best Narrative Film Award, Best Actor Award, Aberdeen, SD

Hollywood Silver Screen Festival - Best Student Film, Los Angeles, CA

86358 Short Film Festival - - Grand Jury Prize, Shanxi, China

NEW ERA Film Festival - Best Director, Beijing, China

SELECTIONS

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2019, Japan

Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Australia

National Film Festival for Talented Youth, Seattle, WA

CAA Moebius Screening, Los Angeles, CA

Dances with Films - Spotlight China, Los Angeles, CA

Victory International Film Festival, Evansville, IN

Golden Door International Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ

Emerge Film Festival, Lewsiton, ME

Orlando Film Festival, Orlando, FL

LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest 2019, Puerto Rico

Fiaticorti Film Festival - Italy

International Student Film And Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, Beijing, China

Golden Lotus Awards, Hangzhou, China

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