Director: Lauren Ciaravalli
Producer: Mark Lukenbill
Writer: Lauren Ciaravalli
Cinematographer: Ben Dewey
Editor: James Casteel
Production Designer: Victoria Vaughn
Synopsis: Emily, an aspiring artist, is a hopeless romantic and helpless cynic living New York City. Valentine's Day is coming and she doesn't have date. While daydreaming with her best friend Meg, Emily draws a portrait of what her ideal man would be. When her Dream Date magically comes to life, they embark on a whirlwind date but Emily soon realizes her perfect man may not be her perfect match after all.
Screening Time: September 28, 2014 6:00pm
Web Site: http://dreamdatemovie.blogspot.com
Lauren Ciaravalli (writer/director)
Lauren's first short film, a teen comedy called Tryouts, was warmly received by festivals, premiering at the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival. Tryouts, along with her other scripts, films and screenplays have been honored by writing competitions and festivals at NYU and beyond. While at NYU, Lauren served as Co-Director of the Fusion Film Festival, studied under Courtney Hunt and Susan Seidelman and worked in creative development at HBO Films. She graduated with a BFA in Film & Television and a minor in Spanish in May 2013. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles on NBC's upcoming show, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA. Find out more at http://vimeo.com/laurennyc
Benjamin Dewey (cinematographer)
Benjamin grew up at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Denver where he mind still spends most of its time. The first time he set foot in NYC was six days before the first day of Freshman year at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Ben is now a New York-based DP who’s work has been honored at countless film festivals. Find out more at www.bendeweyfilms.com
Mark Lukenbill (producer & sound designer)
Mark was raised in the suburbs of Rochester, NY, Mark moved to New York to attend film school at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, during which time he worked as a producer, sound mixer, and sound designer on a large number of short films and commercials. Mark is also a freelance writer about film with a focus on no budget independent movies for outlets such as Indiewire, Hammer to Nail, NoBudge, and Film.com. He has previously worked as a research intern for the HBO series VICE, as an assistant to producer Alicia Van Couvering (Tiny Furniture), and as the head of programming for NYU's student run Fusion Film Festival, a celebration of gender collaboration in the cinematic arts. He's also had the honor of working on set in various capacities on feature films by two of his film idols, Joe Swanberg and Noah Baumbach.