Posted: 2017-10-12 21:38
We 8767 ve all been there, right? The first date from hell. But what if you 8767 re facing not one but a dozen undesirable suitors? With touches of the absurdism, charm and quirky detail of Jean-Pierre Jeunet 8767 s Amélie , Meghann Artes 8767 s animation-live action hybrid Speed Dating is a true delight. As Ava attempts to navigate a most unusual matchmaking event, the freaks come out of the woodwork, and she begins to wish she 8767 d stayed home instead.
Gorgeous craft, humor, and the infinitely relatable bad date scenario ensured Speed Dating was a great success at festivals. If you want to see more of Artes 8767 s work, you can check out a teaser for her newest short, Sleepy Steve , which employs a similar style of animation, on her website. Artes honed her skills working with studios and boasts an impressive resume including projects with Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, NBC, and Sesame Street. We 8767 re thrilled to see her moving into the independent arena, and are excited for her next project, where she has hinted she 8767 ll be flexing her animation muscles and mixing up her tone and style.