FascinAsian - Perfect Restaurant

Director: Aiken Chau
Runtime: 3 Minutes 59 Seconds
Language: Chinese (Cantonese) w/ English Subtitles

Year of Release: 2021
Country of Origin: Canada

Description: A fly wreaks havoc on a family’s dinner at a restaurant.

Writer: Aiken Chau
Producer: Chris Chiu
Script Translation: Joseph Young & Michelle Ng
Production: Aiken Chau, Henry Wilkinson
Music: Paul Michael Cardon
Sound Design: Spencer Clerk & Stefana Fratila

FascinAsian - Aiken Chau

Aiken Chau

Aiken Chau is a Chinese-Canadian artist and animator who enjoys storytelling and creating characters. A graduate from the Sheridan College animation program (2021), he experiments with animation of all mediums. He has collaborated on a number of short films, music videos and zines in his local art community and his work has been showcased in film festivals including TIFF Next Wave and OIAF.

Director Statement: PERFECT RESTAURANT 善美餐廳 is director Aiken Chau’s (周軒林) graduation film & his first solo short film which is inspired by experiences at the dinner table with his parents. He hopes to explore the antithesis of the many films he has seen from many emerging East Asian filmmakers which honour their parents and illustrate food as a way to show love. Instead, he tries to paint a candid picture of mundane and tumultuous family life by using the Cantonese language and through finding humour in the absurdity of parental quarrels.