Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions

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FIRST DATE

FIRST DATE

LANGUAGE: English

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Running Time: 7:51
Year of production: 2018

SYNOPSIS

An idealistic love story set to the backdrop of London.
Two strangers meet inadvertently on the tube and form an unlikely bond which is
brushed aside by both as a ‘friendly encounter’ only to be brought together again later in the evening in not the best of circumstances. They are both on a date with other people in a fancy restaurant when they notice each other and try to get each other’s attention neglecting their dates in the process. The girl leaves with her date seemingly ignoring the advances made, crushing the guy’s hope. When he leaves as well, to his surprise she has been waiting for him all along and they finally greet each other.

PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION

Production Company: Midnight Pizza Films
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions

CAST

Him: Julian Bivol
Her: Hannah James

MAIN CREDITS

Director: Bojan Brbora
Screenwriter: Julian Bivol
Producer: Julian Bivol / Bojan Brbora
Director of Photography: Bojan Brbora
Sound: Dora Filipovic
Editing: Nina Rac
Sound Editing: Dora Filipovic
Music Composer: Filip Sijanec

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Genre: Romantic
Sub-genre: Comedy
Language: Silent/English
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Year of production: 2018
Total running time: 07:51
Shooting format: 2K
Color type: Color
Aspect ratio: DCI 1:1.9
Sound format: Stereo

AWARDS

CKF International Film Festival (Winner of Best Short Film of the Month March 2019)

FESTIVAL SELECTIONS

Lift of Sessions London
Wimbledon Library Film Club (Finalist)
Love Story Film Festival London
Swindon Independent Film Fest
London International Motion Pictures Awards
New Forest Film Festival (Finalist)
Near Narazeth Festival
Spirit of Independence Micro-Budget Film Festival
Mini Kino Film Week (Part of Bali International Film Festival)
Reading Fringe Film Festival
Harrogate Film Festival

BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR

Since finishing his formal education in film in Serbia and UK, Bojan has worked with London based agencies and production companies to develop and shoot unique tv, online and interactive content. Most of the work that he’s been a part of was screened at international film festivals and events, along with several awards and nominations. Recently, he's started developing and shooting personal, narrative projects with a few of his closest colleagues in an aim to explore his true passion of feature film storytelling. His directorial debut short "Two Friends" was released online and received 30 000 views in its first week of release. It also screened at WebFest and was in the official selection for Short to the point festival in Romania. He has since made two more shorts "First Date" a romantic comedy that's been selected for 10 international festivals and won 2, "Scotland Therapy" a bizarre comedy adventure that's currently doing its festival run. His latest short film, chosen for the Director’s UK/ARRI Trinity challenge is called “Surprise”. A one take thriller with a twist, shot over a single day, an ambitious production with a unique cast, is starting it’s festival run in 2020.