Tyson Brown and Shelby Duclos star in what looks like a first pairing for directing duo Darren Knapp and Manuel Crosby with First Date. The film will partake next year at Sundance for an online premiere that will Sunday, January 31 at 6:00pm p.m PT/7:00 p.m. MT, and on Tuesday, February 2 at 7:00 a.m. PT/8:00 a.m. MT.
Sundance rolled out an intro video along with a few stills in the gallery above about the project, which you can read more on in the programming notes below. For more info on the festival, click here.
Shy highschooler Mike finally summons the courage to ask out his badass neighbor Kelsey, only to realize he’s missing a key element for a successful date – the car. Panicked and low on cash, he’s conned into buying a beat up ‘65 Chrysler. Mike’s plan to win over Kelsey soon turns into a surreal misadventure when they are inexplicably targeted by a pair of cops, a criminal gang, and a vengeful cat lady. A night fueled by desire, bullets, and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park.
In this perfectly executed throwback thrill ride, directing duo Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp deftly weave together elements of dark comedy, teen romance, shoot ’em up action and classic coming-of-age story, creating a truly entertaining ride that never misses a beat. This refreshing mix of tones, coupled with a break-out performance from Tyson Brown as Mike, make FIRST DATE a truly outstanding first feature.