Founder Justin Foronda, born and raised in Historic Filipinotown, honors his roots through his passion for food, culture and music. From his eclectic background as a bboy, registered nurse and musician to his coveted family recipes he grew up eating, HiFi Kitchen is a melting pot of tasty nostalgic flavors and imagination.
In this energetic portrait of a film, we’ll explore Justin Foronda’s many passions, from serving up delicious meals at his restaurant, HIFI Kitchen, continuing to serve as a health care professional in the field of nursing, to discussing his passion for his Filipino heritage as a “hyphenate“ American—all seen through his philosophical lens of breakdancing.
This personal look into Justin’s life exemplifies the idea that Asian Americans are never one specific thing, and the love of one’s community is a strong motivator for good.
Jason Park has written, produced, and directed several short films that have played at international film festivals including BJ’s Mobile Gift Shop, which premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and is streaming on Mailchimp Presents. It is also part of the 2021 Sundance Short Film Tour.
Park is currently prepping for his first feature film, Transplant, a project he co-wrote and will direct, which will be produced by Nina Yang Bongiovi & Forest Whitaker at Significant Productions.
Park is a 2020 Sundance Feature Film Fellow. He is one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” of 2021.
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