Jessica is a young woman in search of love. She meets Brandon, her online date, at a local diner. He is handsome, charming, and shares many of the same interests. Could he be the one? A team of four judges inside Jessica’s psyche will determine whether Brandon is a suitable match. Each judge personifies Jessica’s dating criteria: Attraction, Practicality, Companionship and Commitment. With their own disparate values, will they come to an agreement on Jessica’s future? And what do Brandon’s own inner judges have to say about Jessica?
Director: Julie DeStefano
Writer: Julie DeStefano
Year of Release: 2020
Running Time: 13:28
New England Connection: Lives in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Director(s) Bio:: Julie DeStefano is a filmmaker living in Massachusetts. Mindful Dating is her second independent short narrative film project. In 2010, Julie wrote, produced and directed The Time is Now, a short drama about being faced with the life-changing decision on whether to accept a marriage proposal. This film was screened at the 2011 Boston International Film Festival.
Julie has also served crew positions for other filmmakers’ productions. She worked as a boom operator for A School in America, a film produced for the 2019 48-Hour Film Project. She was a sound mixer and slate operator for I Told You So, a sound mixer for The Intervention, and a production assistant for Late Night Habits.
Julie has also recently acted in films produced by Northeast Productions, including Life of a Prosecutor, Anna’s Hunt, Unwelcome Guest, and Trail to the Reservoir.
Julie works as a programming director at Belmont Media Center, a community access media center that provides public, education and government programming for the Town of Belmont.
Number of shooting days: 3
Camera Used: Sony a6500, Sony A7ii
Editing software: Adobe Premiere Pro
Financed by: Self-financed