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Mix and Matched

With Covid-19 wreaking havoc on dating culture, perpetually single college student Mikayla decides to try Jumbler, a video dating app, after encouragement from her roommate. After three bad dates, she gives up on the app, and Mikayla’s roommate sets her up with another boy. When it’s time to actually video chat with the new boy she tries to back out, but her roommate pushes her to take a leap of faith and see where things go.

  • Tori Isaacson
  • Tori Isaacson
  • Mollie Krensky
  • Virginia Truxillo
    Key Cast
  • Alex Berry
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy, Romantic Comedy
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Tulane University
Director Biography - Tori Isaacson

Tori Isaacson is the writer, director, and editor of her first short film “Mix and Matched”. A self-proclaimed NJG (Nice Jewish Girl), Tori knows the struggles of trying to date especially in a pandemic. Graduating in May 2021, with her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Digital Media Production from Tulane University in New Orleans, Tori is excited to dive more into creating postgraduate and continuing to explore the world of video production.

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Director Statement

Covid has not only turned the world upside down but has also put people in a position to be very creative. One of the ways people have had to be creative is when it comes to dating. When the pandemic started there was a slew of new dating apps created to try and connect young singles from their quarantine locations. But dating whether in person or virtually is very hard. This struggle helped me come up with the idea for Mix and Matched.

In this 11 minute short film, I wanted to create commentary not just on love, dating culture itself, and how all of that works in a pandemic, but also the importance of having friends that support you no matter what. There was also the added challenge of finding ways to shoot a narrative film in a covid safe way. This challenge pushed me creatively and helped me come up with the concept of a video dating app.