Growing up, I remember going crazy for Professor Weeto, the manic haired, serial cereal inventor behind my favourite breakfast dish. The peculiarity of this weird old man was a familiar sight at the breakfast bar. I sat on contemplatively, stuffing my face with fibrous chocolatey, milky goods thinking ‘One day your face will be splashed across cereal boxes, Luke. One day…’. That day never came, I developed a penchant for granola and got sick of trying to create my own food line.
Luckily enough, there are persistent inventors out there in the world. The do-ers. Dr Nakamats is a Japanese ideas maker-cum-national idol. Patenting over 3000 ideas over the last sixty years, one way or another, his product range has affected all our lives. Floppy discs, anyone?
Clocking in at under an hour, this lightweight documentary from first timer Kaspar Astrup Schröder is an entertaining, if all too brief, look into the mind of a genius. Or is that conman? I can’t tell anymore. The sugar has gone to my head.