A First Date, the latest comedy short film by Director Alex Weinress has picked up Best Comedy at both NY Shorts Fest and Queensland’s Heart of Gold Film Festival. Weinress, who won Tropfest in 2006 before directing Chandon Pictures with Rob Carlton also won two gongs at A First Date’s world premiere at Flickerfest earlier this year.

The film was well received at its North American Premiere in April at LA Comedy Shorts Fest and then the prestigious Academy Accredited festival Palm Springs International Shortfest where it screened with other Aussie films in the program Up From Down Under on Saturday 22 June 2013.

A First Date is about a serial online dater who is ready to throw in the towel. She has one more online date lined up but fears another first date will be her last. The film was written by and stars Sydney based thespians Lucy Wirth and Charlie Garber and was edited by Brad Hurt, with cinematography by Judd Overton, and design animation by Julian Burgess.

Weinress is now in development with Producer Tanya Andrews for his next project, the multi-platform comedy web-series Boarders, a recipient of this year’s Digital Kitchen development funding from Metro Screen.

Director: Alex Weinress
Writers: Charlie Garber, Lucy Wirth
Producer: Catherine Weinress, Renae Begent 

Director of Photography: Judd Overton
Design Animation: Julian Burgess
Editor: Brad Hurt
Sound Recordist: Richard Teague
Sound Mixer: from Craig Beckett from Trackdown 

Colour Grading: David Gross from Definition Films` 

Cast: Lucy Wirth, Charlie Garber