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Kasama

A mouth-watering documentary about a Chicago-based Filipino eatery.
5/5

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Directed by Nick Cavalier, ‘Kasama’ is a short film that documents the creation of a Chicago-based Filipino bakery and restaurant. The film explores the sentimental backstory of the Michelin star eatery, which was set-up in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The documentary stars husband and wife executive chefs, Genie Kwon and Tim Flores. A deliciously endearing watch that delves into themes of creativity, culture, history and family.

The film opens with a heartful introduction to Genie and Tim – recounting their childhood culinary aspirations to their joint commitment to bring Filipino-inspired patisserie and cuisine to the American people. Throughout the documentary, audiences will be rewarded with a mouth-watering showcase of their creations – expect an appetizing watch. The proud parents of Kwon and Flores also feature, which gives the film a saccharine quality. As COVID-19 brings butchery on the hospitality sector, Genie and Tim persist through the storm – doing whatever is necessary to stay afloat. A tale of passion, impediment and victory.

Nick Cavalier has created a stellar documentary that unashamedly showcases the culinary expertise and excellence of Kasama’s executive chefs. A captivating story of perseverance and triumph. Visually, the film is spectacular shot with an abundance of irresistible food porn. Cinematography is of a high-end quality, coupled with adept post-production. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

A documentary character portrait of husband and wife culinary duo, Genie Kwon and Tim Flores as they open their first Chicago restaurant, Kasama, during a global pandemic.
Kasama

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Credits

Director(s): Nick Cavalier
Writer(s): Nick Cavalier
Cast: Genie Kwon, Tim Flores
Producer(s): Nick Cavalier
Director of Photography: Daniel Kwon
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Runtime: 17 min

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Kasama

A mouth-watering documentary about a Chicago-based Filipino eatery.
5/5

Review

Directed by Nick Cavalier, ‘Kasama’ is a short film that documents the creation of a Chicago-based Filipino bakery and restaurant. The film explores the sentimental backstory of the Michelin star eatery, which was set-up in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The documentary stars husband and wife executive chefs, Genie Kwon and Tim Flores. A deliciously endearing watch that delves into themes of creativity, culture, history and family.

The film opens with a heartful introduction to Genie and Tim – recounting their childhood culinary aspirations to their joint commitment to bring Filipino-inspired patisserie and cuisine to the American people. Throughout the documentary, audiences will be rewarded with a mouth-watering showcase of their creations – expect an appetizing watch. The proud parents of Kwon and Flores also feature, which gives the film a saccharine quality. As COVID-19 brings butchery on the hospitality sector, Genie and Tim persist through the storm – doing whatever is necessary to stay afloat. A tale of passion, impediment and victory.

Nick Cavalier has created a stellar documentary that unashamedly showcases the culinary expertise and excellence of Kasama’s executive chefs. A captivating story of perseverance and triumph. Visually, the film is spectacular shot with an abundance of irresistible food porn. Cinematography is of a high-end quality, coupled with adept post-production. Highly recommended.

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No artists for this title have been featured on Spotlight.

Brief Synopsis

A documentary character portrait of husband and wife culinary duo, Genie Kwon and Tim Flores as they open their first Chicago restaurant, Kasama, during a global pandemic.
Kasama

Credits

Director(s): Nick Cavalier
Writer(s): Nick Cavalier
Cast: Genie Kwon, Tim Flores
Producer(s): Nick Cavalier
Director of Photography: Daniel Kwon
Animation:

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Language:
Year:
Runtime: 17 min
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