Magnus Rex

When a young chef is trained by an uncompromising and often ruthless mentor, it unravels a complicated relationship between father and son.

  • Tedjo Imardjoko
  • Tedjo Imardjoko
  • Brian Abel
  • Jason Mendoza
  • Tedjo Imardjoko
  • Franco Machado-Pesce
    Key Cast
  • Jerry Gureghian
    Key Cast
  • Brittany Marsicek
    Key Cast
  • David Walker Rothrock
    Key Cast
  • Carlee Wyman
    Production Designer
  • Brandon Cabral
    Director of Photography
  • Dino Denara
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Culinary
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Arri Alexa, ZCam
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - The Los Angeles Film School
  • Richmond International Film Festival
    Richmond, Virginia
    United States
    June 10, 2022
    US Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Picture's Up! Film Festival
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    July 23, 2022
    Best of Festival Nomination
Director Biography - Tedjo Imardjoko

Tedjo P. Imardjoko is a writer-director from Jogjakarta, Indonesia. In 2018, he moved to Los Angeles, CA to learn and share his passion for stories and cinema. Today, he splits his time between Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC and his hometown Jogjakarta, Indonesia.

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Director Statement

Magnus Rex is a story inspired by a simple notion -- a fear of disappointing the ones we love. This film was made by an incredibly dedicated team hailing from various backgrounds. We were brought together by a mutual love of filmmaking, but we bonded over a passionate belief in the emotional truth of this story. I sincerely hope Magnus Rex will entertain and, perhaps, inspire the audience in the same way it has inspired us to make it. Thank you.