Chef Flynn


Isabel Bader Theatre Sat, Apr 28, 2018 6:45 PM
TIFF Lightbox 1 Sun, Apr 29, 2018 10:45 AM
CC, ASL for intro/Q&A; Food & Film
Isabel Bader Theatre Sat, May 5, 2018 1:15 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Food & Agriculture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Cameron Yates
Producer(s):Laura Coxson
Executive Producer(s):Philipp Engelhorn
Editor(s):Hannah Buck
Cinematography:Paul Yee
Cameron Yates
Composer:Holy Ghost!


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Life as a prodigy can be rough. Flynn McGarry, teen chef and subject of breathless media attention, learns this lesson quickly as the world discovers his boundless talent for creating gastronomic delights far beyond his years. From serving exquisite menus to guests in his living room at 10 to staging under some of the world's top chefs at 15, Flynn is unwavering in his desire to share his culinary skills with increasingly eager diners. But with fame comes attention, not all of it favourable. Flynn navigates an uncertain ascent, documented by his supportive mother's ever-present camera—sometimes to his annoyance. Director Cameron Yates captures lightning in a bottle, melding personal archive with intimate new vérité footage to reveal Flynn's singular focus and deep commitment to his craft. He's a passionate young man on a mission to challenge the hierarchy of the culinary world. Shane Smith

Food & Film: Chef's Table with Chef Carl Heinrich
Sunday, April 29
10:45 AM: Screening
1:00 PM: Brunch  at The Anne Boleyn (287 Richmond Street West)

Find out what it means to be a young award-winning chef from chef Carl Heinrich, who got his start in professional kitchens at age 13. Event details

Tickets: SOLD OUT

Additional Information

NOW - 3 Stars

Blogorama - 4 Stars, "An interesting biography of a teenage cooking prodigy."

Mr Will Wong - #HOTDOCS: 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Preview."

The Gate - "15 Must See Documentaries from the Opening Weekend of Hot Docs' 25th Landmark Year."

Original Cin - "Hot Docs: What to see during sprawling (and way cool) Documentary Festival."