I'm excited to announce my next short film project: OkStupid.
Here's a synopsis below:
When James is refused to-go service at his local coffee shop, he vents his frustrations on Yelp. Little did he know, those frustrations would cause a date with a girl he met online to take an unexpected turn.
The story is partially inspired by exaggerated, hypothetical scenarios from actual OkCupid dates. I wrote the initial drafts of the script about a year ago. I sat on these drafts for quite some time.
Last month, with the help of friends, I revised the script to a place where it's ready to be produced. I sent out a casting call earlier this week on Mandy and have received about 150 submissions.
Beyond the interest in the project, what's been most fascinating is the connection to the story. Many actors, along with submitting their headshots, resumes, and reels, are also mentioning their own experiences with online dating, which makes the project all the more relevant.
I'm excited to move forward with the project and share the progress along the way.