The Date

A young man arranges for his first online date, and she shows up with an unusual request that confounds his expectations.

  • David Bemis
    Director
    In The Bag, In Your Dreams, Lee Goes Shopping, Gone But Not Forgotten or The Sad Victory
  • David Bemis
    Writer
    In The Bag, In Your Dreams, Lee Goes Shopping, Gone But Not Forgotten or The Sad Victory
  • David Bemis
    Producer
    In The Bag, In Your Dreams, Lee Goes Shopping, Gone But Not Forgotten or The Sad Victory
  • Devin Burnam
    Key Cast
    Lee Goes Shopping
  • Summer Bills
    Key Cast
    In Your Dreams
  • Andrea Gallo
    Key Cast
  • Jason Beasley
    Director Of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    RED
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Official Selection, Best Film, Back In The Box Competition
    online
Director Biography - David Bemis

DAVID BEMIS – Writer, Director, Photographer

David Bemis is a filmmaker/photographer and the principal of Faceless Fish Productions, LLC, a New York City based production company creating original films and photographic series. David has been taking photographs for more than forty years, and after working in NYC as a freelance multimedia graphic designer, has been making independent films for over ten years.

David is currently producing and directing a series of short films for web viewing dealing with the challenges we face in communicating with each other. The most recent short film, “I Hate That,” was an Official Selection of the 2017 NYShorts Fest screening at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC on June 1, 2017, and was an Official Selection of the Berlin Flash Film Festival. “The Date” was selected to compete in the November 2015 Shooting People's Film of the Month competition and finished fourth in a field of twelve competing films. The Date was an Official Selection in the 2015 Back in the Box Competition. The short “In Your Dreams” was an official selection of the 2015 NYShortsFest screening at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC on May 26, 2015. "In The Bag," a narrative short love story, screened at the Hoboken International Film Festival and at the NewFilmmakers NYC Summer Series in 2009, as well as winning the weekly WNET Reel 13 Shorts online competition May 29, 2009. “In The Bag” was broadcast as part of WNET/Thirteen’s Reel Thirteen Program on June 6, 2009. "Death of an Industrialist: A Family History," an hour long fictive non-fiction film about the life and death of David’s great grandfather, Howard R. Bemis, premiered at the Silver Lake Film Festival in Los Angeles in 2002 and was shown at the Dallas Video Festival in 2003. "My Imagination," a dreamscape travelogue won a Bronze Award for experimental video/mixed media at the 1999 Worldfest Houston Film & Video Festival, screened at the 13th Annual Dallas Video Festival in March 2000 and also screened at the Knitting Factory in NYC at a 1999 Video Lounge presentation. The film was accepted into the Ifilm website in the experimental section.

Current projects include a feature film script entitled “Plenty of Time for That” about the struggles of a personal assistant working for an out of control real estate developer and the ongoing photo essay entitled “Saturday in NYC,” photographs by David Bemis.

Contact:
David Bemis
Faceless Fish Productions, LLC
dfbemis@gmail.com
www.facelessfishproductions.com

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