About the Film:
Let’s Eat is a 8 minute animated short film that centers on the relationship between a mother and daughter in a Chinese-American immigrant family. Let’s Eat strives to be a universal story told through a distinctly Asian-American voice.
As a single parent in an unfamiliar country, Ma’s entire life centers around raising Luan, her rambunctious young daughter. Likewise, Luan spends her childhood indulging in endless quality time with her playful, loving mother. However, as Luan grows up, it isn’t long before daily life interferes and causes mother and daughter to grow apart. By channeling their feelings into cooking, the two strive to find their way back to each other, one homemade meal at a time.
Ma and Luan’s tale touches upon mother-daughter relationships, the American immigrant experience, and the unspoken translation of love into food - familiar themes reflected through a fresh perspective often overlooked in mainstream media. We at Anamon Studios aim to share in our similarities as much as we celebrate our differences, and to this end we hope that Let’s Eat will resonate with audiences of all backgrounds and experiences.
Let’s Eat is our heartfelt and sincere contribution to the world of Asian American & Pacific Islander representation in animation and the entertainment industry. In December 2016, Ma and Luan’s story was a simple idea shared by the co-founders of Anamon Studios. At the time, our dream was simply to create the best short film we could and to do justice to a story we passionately wanted to share with the world. However, it quickly became clear that we weren’t the only ones with this dream. Now in 2020, our Let’s Eat family has grown bigger than we could have imagined. From writers, to CGI artists and voice actors, to social media managers, we are so thankful to the amazing individuals have volunteered their expertise and time in support of this vision.
Anamon Studios is an independently-run animation studio based in San Francisco, CA co-founded by Amy Kuo and Dixon Wong. Now with more than 160 passionate artists, we are eager to share stories that bring diversity and representation to the forefront of the animation space!