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The Dishwasher will premiere on HBO, August 1st. A
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ABOUT THE MOVIE
A Mexican dishwasher at a fine dining restaurant in New York is asked by his chef to find good tortillas.
Brooklyn-based filmmaker Nick Hartanto began his career drawing comic books after school. He loved the ability to create different universes of characters & storylines. In high school, the opportunity arose for Hartanto to submit to a short film competition and he won. He believes that his years of drawing and daydreaming helped him understand the visual language of filmmaking, which led him to go to film school.
Hartanto and his creative partner Sam Roden created Rodanti, a production company whose clients include Conde Nast Traveler, Netflix, and Google. The pair produced a variety of commercial and narrative videos, including “The Dishwasher”. Their film is colored by Hartanto and Roden's first-hand experiences working as line cooks at multiple fine dining restaurants, including a Michelin rated restaurant, and working for celebrity chefs in New York and San Francisco.
“The Dishwasher” was awarded the Special Jury Mention for Best Narrative Short at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and will be premiering on HBO, August 1st, 2020.