"Taste" is a romantic drama with a fantastical twist set in a cafe that can solve every woe and sickness with a sweet cake or lovely pastry. Sophia is the happy owner of the cafe, giving out daily cures for the common cold and the broken heart. She can solve all your problems, but what happens when her problem walks through the door?

  • Khanh Dang Xuan
  • Robert j. Lee
  • Chloe Guo
  • Imogen Parker
    Key Cast
  • Barnabas Reti
    Key Cast
  • Richard Harfst
    Key Cast
  • Maria Wingate
    Key Cast
  • Isabel Patterson
    Key Cast
  • Joseph Sy
    Director of Photography
  • Sabina Slancova
    Casting Director
  • Ricardo Silva Pereira
    Sound Recordist
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Drama, Fantasy
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 27, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    400 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35 : 1
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Khanh Dang Xuan

Khanh Dang Xuan is currently in his final year studying film at Queen Mary, University of London. His international and diverse background stemming from his exposure and immersion in the Vietnamese, Czech and English culture defines his distinct style in making films. Khanh’s passion for filmmaking can be traced back to his early years when he started to film martial arts videos with friends, gradually discovering the beauty of the art of film and its endless possibilities. This has led to his determination to pursue a career in the film industry. Khanh’s subtle understanding of film and attention to details allow him to draw the audience in through his creative direction. Before his short Taste, Khanh has directed commercials and promotional videos such as for the Czech National Television and the British Council.

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Director Statement

We have made this film as a group of students who are from all different backgrounds but found ourselves drawn in by London East End's vibrancy and charm. This short is shot in Bethnal Green and expresses the magic blend of the East End.