We’ve all been on them. We’ve all experienced the catastrophic date that somehow went horribly wrong. Sometimes you know right off the bat. Other times it becomes apparent throughout the course of the date – like the pet python that suddenly decides that you are a much better meal than friend.
In order to showcase just how funny, or sad, a failed first date can be, local production company NDstudios has been working on a web-series aptly titled Failed First Dates. The series is directed by Joe Blodgett, who also serves as Executive Producer along with Matthew A. Nardone, who also serves as Director of Photography. Both Joe and Matt second as series editors, with Steven Borowski delivering an original score to each of Season 1’s eleven episodes.
“Failed First Dates was written by and stars Bryan Patrick Stoyle, leading a cast of 23 local actors in principal roles, with dozens more serving as extras,” said Nardone. “Eight of the eleven Season 1 episodes were filmed at Perfetto Restaurant in Buffalo’s Theatre District. Additional locations include the Aurora Theatre in East Aurora, Queen City Bookstore in Buffalo, Niagara Climbing Center in North Tonawanda, and Skateland in Lockport. The series just reached its half way point – the season finale will broadcast on Valentine’s day.”
If you’ve been looking for that heartfelt pick-me-up because your dating life is in shambles… you know, the one that makes you feel better once you know that there are others out there who are happy poking fun at absurd dating dilemmas, then tune into Failed First Dates and watch a few hilarious webisodes. These Buffalonians certainly know how to make light of everyday dating situations.
In the meantime, enjoy an episode that shows just how bad a date at the movie theater can turn out… if you like it, maybe we’ll feature a few more in coming days/weeks.