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Directed by Cameron Yates • 2018 • United States
Starring Flynn McGarry
While many of his peers were still playing with toy cars, Flynn McGarry was creating remarkable gastronomic delights at his home in Studio City, California. Enjoying unwavering support from his mother, Meg, an artist who documented every step of his distinctive journey, he devoted himself entirely to his creative passion. From preparing elaborate dinners for family and friends to establishing his own supper club at age twelve to staging in some of the finest restaurants in the world by the time he was sixteen, Flynn pursued his dream with single-minded focus—even as critics emerged to challenge the rapid ascent of someone so young within the hierarchical culinary world. Pairing Meg’s exhaustive home videos with intimate vérité footage, director Cameron Yates creates a comprehensive look at a one-of-a-kind childhood and a young star’s rise as seen from the inside.