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Sounds We Have No Letters For

As a blind date goes wrong, a man (Eugene Cordero - Kong: Skull Island, Yahoo's Other Space) and a woman (Julia Cho - Scandal, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) agree to end the night early, but struggle to leave the conversation when they connect on a 'dystopian view of dating' over boba.

  • Bernard Badion
    Los Feliz, Leave It To Chance
  • Bernard Badion
    Los Feliz, Leave It To Chance
  • Jenna Park
  • Eugene Cordero
    Key Cast
    Other Space, Silicon Valley, House of Lies, Parks & Recreation
  • Julia Cho
    Key Cast
    Silicon Valley, Scandal, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
  • Joy Regullano
    Key Cast
    Supernatural, Garfunkel & Oates, White Fetish
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Romance, Sci-fi, asian american
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Napa Valley Film Festival
    Napa Valley, CA
    November 11, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Director Biography - Bernard Badion

Bernard Badion loves Romantic Comedy because he always thought he lived in one. He’s slipped on banana peels, walked into branches, and fell out of windows only to end up meeting beautiful women. Grasping for words to impress these attractive sirens, Bernard has had to impersonate other people, pretend to like music he didn’t know, and fudge the real reason why he was dressed as a woman. The meet-cute is as much apart of Bernard’s life as are his thick glasses and spiky hair. These experiences often find their way into the scripts, plays, stand-up, and improv that Bernard creates. Bernard continues to try to meet ‘the one’, but since he’s found his beautiful wife, he’s searching for a different kind of unicorn—a buyer for his newest pilot.

After his undergrad, he toured the United States with a feature rom-com he wrote and directed to film festivals and universities. When he moved to Los Angeles he worked as a production assistant for a year on many different sets until he found a home at Sony digital distribution. While at Sony during the day, he completed the Professional Program in Screenwriting at UCLA and improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade at night. When he was done toiling at his day job at Sony, he entered graduate school at Loyola Marymount University in the Writing/Producing for TV Program. At Loyola Marymount, Bernard has focused on television writing. He’s also completed internships at Conan on TBS, K/O Paper Products (Kurtzman/Orci), Kaplan Stahler Agency, and Perfect Storm Entertainment.

Bernard Badion can be bumped into in Mar Vista, CA.

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Director Statement

I got the idea for SWHNLF when I was out for dinner with my wife and overheard the most awkward first date. It hurt to sit next to these two people, but then I wondered who they were and I couldn't stop thinking about it.

Another note about the film is that I strive to place minority characters in non-stereotyped roles. In this short, two minorities are on a date. I know it's subtle, but it's my way of saying that Asian-Americans can be more than a non-speaking background actor, a nurse, or a martial arts character. It's never brought to attention that they are Asian-American. They are people who are the main characters in their story. Asian-Americans can be leads that look for love.