Eggdate

Couple attempts to save eggs which have fallen into a bathtub

  • Sebastian Zavala
    Director
  • Alessandra Rodriguez
    Writer
    Tampon
  • Alessandra Rodriguez
    Producer
    Tampon
  • George D. Price
    Key Cast
    "Fierro"
  • Laura De Sommar
    Key Cast
    "Priscilla"
    Tampon
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 18, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Monthly Indie Shorts
    Beirut
    Lebanon
    December 1, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sebastian Zavala

Sebastián was born in Lima, Peru, on September 5, 1990. He attended Markham College, and obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Audiovisual Communication at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). And in 2021, he obtained a Master of Arts in Film Directing at MetFilm School in London.

He is a member of the Apreci - Peru's Film Press Association, and a RottenTomatoes.com-approved film critic, as well as co-founder and editor of FotografiaCalato.com and NoEsEnSerie.com. He wrote for the book «Video Games You Will Never Play», by the Unseen64 collective, and is a staff member at MasGamers.com, Nintendo.Pe and Fans of Zelda Peru, as well as film websites Cinencuentro, MeGustaElCine.com and Ventana Indiscreta.

Additionally, he occasionally writes for Canadian film website ScreenAnarchy.com, and worked at both the 18th and 23rd Lima Film Festivals. He is also part of the Star Wars Fan Club Peru staff. Since January 2012, he has been publishing film and video reviews on his own blog, Proyectando Ideas.

He worked for almost three years as an Assistant Director at Eureka Digital, taking part in various audiovisual advertising projects; his work as first assistant director and co-editor of the web series "Con Mi Novio No Te Metas" stands out. Additionally, in 2019 he co-created and directed the gastronomic web show «TLC - Todas las Cremas», dedicated to visiting the most iconic restaurants in Lima.

As of late 2020, he's supervising the distribution and festival runs of two short films he directed in London: "Flicker" (written by Sebastià Rambla-Vidal) and "Iceolation" (written by Briony McMahon).

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Director Statement

PRODUCER'S STATEMENT!

Dear Audience,
EGGDATE was created with the purpose of celebrating how two very different cultures, when put together, can create something very positive, fun and unique. It’s been my pleasure to merge the British and Latino cultures while producing EGGDATE. EGGDATE is an absurdist comedy about a Latina living in London and what happens when her partner drops a few sea monkey eggs in their bathtub.
The journey of feeling at home in a country culturally vastly different from the one you grew up in takes time and I hope that through EGGDATE, more latinos can feel at home in the UK. While watching EGGDATE, you can spot the ceramic guinea pig wearing a Peruvian national football t-shirt, a bottle of tequila with a Mexican hat, and latin tunes to set the mood of home away from home.
Moreover, EGGDATE also tackles mental health and being able to be there for others. The character, Fierro, goes through a loss, and he’s feeling very sad (albeit comically so). Priscilla at first doesn’t catch this, but because she cares about Fierro (not the sea monkeys so much) she’s able to put herself aside and be there physically and emotionally next to Fierro through his grief. I believe we can be like Priscilla: be kind to those close to us, even if they're emotionally or culturally worlds apart.
In addition and in line with feminism too, Fierro is able to cry, and be confident in releasing emotions. Priscilla is there, holding the space for him. Furthermore, Fierro is the half of the partnership that harbors paternal/maternal attachment. During writing Fierro and Priscilla were swapped genders quite a few times.
Ultimately it’s meant to draw smiles in our cherished audiences' faces.

Sincerely,

Laura and EGGDATE team
(Laura De Sommar wrote, produced and acted in EGGDATE)