The Story of
THE BLIND DATE
A Short Film by Peter Danish

The film tells the story of a young woman whose idyllic life is shattered when a change in the law forces her to make a horrifying decision – a decision no woman should ever have to make.

 

“I wrote the Blind Date after the 2016 election when I discovered to my surprise that so many of the students at college I was teaching had not voted.” Said Danish. “I wrote the play as a cautionary warning for young people to see the potential consequences of not voting, and we succeeded beyond our expectations.”

 

Danish continues, “The play ran off Broadway; won some awards; but most importantly, dozens of people wrote, called, and emailed me saying after seeing the play, they had registered to vote!”

 

Oscar-Winner Tom Fleishman (who will mix the film sound) said: “Art has the ability to make a far greater impression than numbers and statistics. It can show voters that elections have very real, very tangible consequences. It can affect real change.” THE BLIND DATE has shown it has the power to do just that.  It is a powerful commentary, an eye-opening, almost shocking tale of modern-day consequences of voter apathy.

 

The goal of the campaign is to take the film to a much larger audience; to colleges all around the country. The message is simple: “The vote you cast in November will be the single most critical vote you cast in your entire lifetime.” 

 

An extraordinary list of Hollywood and television veterans have joined the creative team - cinematographers, sound designers, creative artists behind such legendary movies as:

 

Amadeus, Angels & Demons, Annie Hall, Chocolat, Cinderella Man, The Devil Wears Prada, Gangs of New York, Goodfellas, Hugo, Life Is Beautiful, Philadelphia, Silence of the Lambs, Sophie's Choice, The Departed, The English Patient, The Exorcist, The Godfather, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Y Tu Mamá También, to name but a few.  Rounding out the “dream team” legendary keyboard virtuoso of the rock band Dream Theater, Jordan Rudess will provide the music for the film.

 

We are asking people to please support the project now because time is of the essence and our very democracy hangs in the balance.  Complacency is the enemy and how we arrived where we are; the time to act is now.

The INDIEGOGO Campaign

We are seeking to raise $30,000 to complete, market and distribute the film.  $20,000 for the film's production and editing, and $10,000 for the marketing and distribution.  We are also reaching out to human service organizations who would be interested in helping us spread the word of THE BLIND DATE.   Please visit our INDIEGOGO page and make a contribution.  We are offering some wonderful gifts for various levels of support.  If you would like more information, please visit out "Contacts" page and leave us a message.  We hope to spread the word organically but we are also using social media to augment our efforts.  

 

Cast & Creative Team

Eliza Martin Simpson

Eve

Adam

Anthony Robert Grasso

Writer/Director

Peter Danish

 
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Cast & Creative Team

Eliza Martin Simpson

Eve

Adam

Anthony Robert Grasso

Writer/Director

Peter Danish

Anthony Geathers

Asst. Director/Creative Director

Roger Grange

Cinematographer

Tom Fleishman

Sound Mixer

Liz Prince

Costume Design

Jordan Rudess

Music

Lynn Coscia

Still Photography