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A short film following serial dater Natalie as she navigates life and love in the city, experiencing the pleasures and perils of online dating along the way. “Filters” explores what it’s like to pursue relationships when you have the world at your fingertips and asks; what does it take to create a real and lasting connection when all of our experiences are filtered by an increasingly digital world? What’s it like to see yourself as others see you? What is life like without the Filters?

  • Katie Moskal
  • Mark S. Wright
  • Eleanor Catherine Smart
  • Katie Moskal
  • Mark S. Wright
  • Rachel Nigelson
    Key Cast
  • Nathan Medina
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy, Drama
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    475 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Katie Moskal, Mark S. Wright

Katie & Mark have been collaborating on various projects, from festival selected features to award winning shorts, for over a decade. With their short film “Filters”, their first foray into co-producing and co-directing, they challenged themselves to create a short with an experimental shoot made up of traditional filmmaking, guerrilla tactics, and improvised scenes. The co-directors are looking to prove that big budgets and unlimited resources don’t make a filmmaker, all you need is an idea and a passion for collaboration.

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Director Statement

“Filters” is unique short filmmaking experiment. We had the idea to tell a story about making connections in an increasingly digital world but wanted to execute that idea using techniques and methods that reflect the modern age of filmmaking we live in.

Large portions of the world now have access to 4k video recording and editing capabilities right in their pockets - what does it mean to connect with an ensemble cast and tell a story of dating, social media, and online personas in today’s connected environment?

In making “Filters”, we merged traditional filmmaking techniques with a more experimental montage sequence where we connected with actors who performed with our lead Rachel in natural environments and captured these encounters on a smartphone. The result, we hope, is a funny, thought-provoking tale about honesty and learning to be comfortable in oneself, to show that it is possible to make meaningful, lasting connections in an always-online world.