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ENGAGED TO BE ENGAGED

ENGAGED TO BE ENGAGED

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 12 minutes and 7 seconds
Year of production: 2019

SYNOPSIS

On the brink of proposing, a hopeless romantic confronts her true fears and insecurities as she imagines all the ways it could backfire. Meanwhile, her boyfriend is facing a similar predicament.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Gravitate Productions Inc
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Krystle Ferdinand
Carson Gale
Amish Patel
Alice Moran

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Joseph Covello
Screenwriter: Krystle Ferdinand
Producer: Krystle Ferdinand
Director of Photography: Nyssa Glück
Sound: Jesse Whitty, Gorjan Veletic
Editing: Joseph Covello, James Tracey
Sound Editing: Nathaniel Smith
Music Composer: James Tebbitt

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Comedy
Sub-genre: Romantic Comedy
Language: English
Country of origin: Canada
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 12 minutes 7 seconds
Shooting format: RED Digital
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: 1.9:1
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

Winner: Best Short (Budget Under $5,000), Short and Sweet Film Festival 2021
Winner: Award of Excellence, Canada Shorts Film Festival 2019

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Official Selection: Short and Sweet Film Festival 2021
Official Selection: Canada’s Yes! Let’s Make a Movie Festival 2020
Official Selection: Canadian Film Fest 2019
Official Selection: Portland Comedy Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: Durham Region International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection: Canada Shorts Film Festival 2019

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Joseph Covello is a Toronto based Writer and Director and graduate of Ryerson University’s Film Studies program. He has directed several award-winning short films, including Engaged to be Engaged which premiered at Canadian Film Fest and won Best Short at Short and Sweet Film Festival. His debut horror short Alpine Country won the Maximum Exposure Film Festival Highlights Prize, and he also directed the coming-of-age short Away From Here. His latest short, the psychological thriller He Comes at Night is a proof of concept for his debut feature film in development.