CHEF FLYNN

By Cameron YATES

CINETIC MEDIA - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2018


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& Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2018
Documentary Premieres
Berlin European Film Market (EFM) 2018
Berlin 2018
Culinary Cinema
SXSW 2018
Festival Favorites
Hot Docs 2018
CPH:DOX 2018
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 83 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Cameron YATES
    • Producer(s)
    • Laura COXSON, Cameron YATES
    • Synopsis
    • While many of young Flynn McGarry’s peers were playing video games, he was creating remarkable gastronomic delights far beyond his years at his home in Studio City, California. Flynn’s family encouraged him to pursue his creative passion, and his unique journey was thoroughly documented by his artist mother. He loved to prepare elaborate dinners for friends and family and soon became known as the “Teen Chef,” establishing his own supper club at age 12 and being featured in a New York Times Magazine cover story at age 15. Before he was 16, he had staged in top restaurants in Los Angeles, New York, and Europe. Trying to stay focused on his dream, Flynn had to weather the critics who challenged his rapid ascent in the culinary world.

      With access to a trove of personal archival footage and including new, intimate vérité footage, director Cameron Yates creates a collage of Flynn’s singular focus and distinctive path through childhood. Chef Flynn shares a rare view of a young man’s successful rise from the inside.
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