Online Premiere: Sloan Short The Chef
A new Sloan-supported short film called THE CHEF, winner of numerous awards including the Silver Award at the 2019 Student Academy Awards and Best Director at China's Golden Lotus Awards, is now available on Sloan Science & Film. Directed by Hao Zheng and written by Vanessa Leqi Kong and Ithaca Yixian Deng, THE CHEF follows an aging Chinese chef who finds a new mentee in a robotic sous-chef. Their developing bond is broken, however, by anti-robot protests led by laborers afraid of losing their jobs. THE CHEF was made with support from a Sloan Production Grant awarded by the American Film Institute to Hao Zheng when he was a graduate film student. The trailer is below and the film can be watched in full here.
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