Swiped

Synopsis

When Melody decides to swipe a few hot guys on her augmented reality dating app, she meets her match in a man who may be more or less than meets the eye.

Review

4/5
A satirical look into the futuristic world of dating.
Directed by Edward J Douglas, from a screenplay by Daniel Roy, ‘Swiped’ takes a satirical look into online dating through futuristic technology. Nicola Chapman leads the cast as Melody – a middle aged singleton who uses augmented reality to interact with prospective dates. Peter Seaton-Clark stars as Melody’s match – but their conversation exposes the detriments of the technology. A humorous narrative, albeit with frightening inevitability.

The 4-minute short opens with Melody sitting alone inside a contemporary bar. An optic device has been installed in her eye, allowing her to like, reject and meet potential partners. After a series of left swipes, Melody swipes right to a man of her liking and they are both introduced. Unfortunately, her dates conversation replicates the robotic spam artist you would expect from current technology – exposing the inevitable misuse. As Melody flees, the man introduces himself to another potential victim.

Swiped Short Film
‘Swiped’ is a smart comedy with a clever narrative and admirable special effects. Nicola Chapman delivers a fine performance as Melody – a character with a no-nonsense attitude that isn’t afraid to toy with the spam artist. Daniel Roy (screenwriter) has developed an interesting concept which allows viewers a glimpse into the future of dating. Cinematography by Debi Bode is simply outstanding from start to finish, accompanied by high quality sound, editing and interior lighting. Edward J Douglas and his cast/crew deserve high praise – a captivating watch throughout.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Edward J Douglas
Writer(s): Daniel Roy
Cast: Nicola Chapman, Peter Seaton-Clark
Producer(s): Nicola Chapman, Peter Seaton-Clark
Director of Photography: Debi Bode
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
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Specifications

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Subjects: Futuristic, Love, Satire, Technology
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2021
Published in May 2022

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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Edward J Douglas
Writer(s): Daniel Roy
Cast: Nicola Chapman, Peter Seaton-Clark
Producer(s): Nicola Chapman, Peter Seaton-Clark
Director of Photography: Debi Bode
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Subjects: Futuristic, Love, Satire, Technology
Country: Canada
Language: English
Year: 2021
Collections:

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Swiped

Synopsis

When Melody decides to swipe a few hot guys on her augmented reality dating app, she meets her match in a man who may be more or less than meets the eye.

Review

A satirical look into the futuristic world of dating.

4/5
Directed by Edward J Douglas, from a screenplay by Daniel Roy, ‘Swiped’ takes a satirical look into online dating through futuristic technology. Nicola Chapman leads the cast as Melody – a middle aged singleton who uses augmented reality to interact with prospective dates. Peter Seaton-Clark stars as Melody’s match – but their conversation exposes the detriments of the technology. A humorous narrative, albeit with frightening inevitability.

The 4-minute short opens with Melody sitting alone inside a contemporary bar. An optic device has been installed in her eye, allowing her to like, reject and meet potential partners. After a series of left swipes, Melody swipes right to a man of her liking and they are both introduced. Unfortunately, her dates conversation replicates the robotic spam artist you would expect from current technology – exposing the inevitable misuse. As Melody flees, the man introduces himself to another potential victim.

Swiped Short Film
‘Swiped’ is a smart comedy with a clever narrative and admirable special effects. Nicola Chapman delivers a fine performance as Melody – a character with a no-nonsense attitude that isn’t afraid to toy with the spam artist. Daniel Roy (screenwriter) has developed an interesting concept which allows viewers a glimpse into the future of dating. Cinematography by Debi Bode is simply outstanding from start to finish, accompanied by high quality sound, editing and interior lighting. Edward J Douglas and his cast/crew deserve high praise – a captivating watch throughout.

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