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Love at First Swipe

Love at First Swipe is a tender and lighthearted documentary about the rewards and pitfalls of virtual dating. It follows Cyrus, a lonely and skeptical twenty-something filmmaker, as he embarks on the journey of finding a digital partner, hoping to rediscover the enchantment of love.

  • Cyrus Lo
    Director
  • Natalie Anne Sapieha
    Writer
    Woke, Send Pic
  • Justin Murray/Alexander Dickerson
    Producer
    The Ogre of the Woods, The City in Colour
  • Imran Rehmani
    Producer
    Woke, Firestarters
  • Siddhi Narendra Patel
    Producer
    The Big Day,
  • Lucas Alexander Hawkins
    Editor
    Code 8 Part 2,
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Drama, Comedy, dramedy
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 24, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Sheridan College
Director Biography - Cyrus Lo

Cyrus Lo (Director) Cyrus immigrated to Canada when he was four. Obsessed with comics, superheroes and fantastical stories, he would often create stories of his own with his toys, or by drawing his own comic books. Little did he know, that was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with storytelling. He studied Economics and Accounting at Wilfrid Laurier University but after working in the field for a few years, he decided to leave and pursue his passion of filmmaking with the singular goal of telling stories through a cinematic lens. He enjoys Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, photography, and will watch any movie he can get his hands on.

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Director Statement

I initially wanted to explore the simple topic of finding love and what that entails in the 21st century. Our mobile devices have drastically changed the landscape of socializing as an entire species. One might argue it has become more accessible than ever, but some people are having a hard time getting accustomed to this new method of dating. I hope audiences find relevance in my experiences, but I also hope I can provoke a deeper conversation of what love means to them and what they are willing to sacrifice for it.