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Manuel Crosby Speaks About His First Full Length Film First Date [Exclusive Interview]

Manuel Crosby is one of the creators of the new fun, dark, odd comedy First Date. This makes Crosby’s first full length film with the collaboration of the filmmaker Darren Knapp. 


The Synopsis 

Shy highschooler Mike finally summons the courage to ask out his badass neighbor Kelsey, only to realize he’s missing a key element for a successful date – the car. Panicked and low on cash, he’s conned into buying a beat up ‘65 Chrysler. Mike’s plan to win over Kelsey soon turns into a surreal misadventure when they are inexplicably targeted by a pair of cops, a criminal gang, and a vengeful cat lady. A night fueled by desire, bullets, and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park. In this perfectly executed throwback thrill ride, directing duo Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp deftly weave together elements of dark comedy, teen romance, shoot ’em up action and classic coming-of-age story, creating a truly entertaining ride that never misses a beat. This refreshing mix of tones, coupled with a break-out performance from Tyson Brown as Mike, make FIRST DATE a truly outstanding first feature.

First Date – Official

Since Manuel Crosby was 12 years old he has been writing , directing, filming, editing and producing short films. He has worked on short films like Broadcast, Precaution and Dead Man’s Locket.  

Also Read: Tyson Brown And Shelby Duclos Talk About Their Experience On First First Date [Exclusive Interview]

I spoke to Manuel Crosby via Zoom to talk about the making of First Date. He shared the challenge he came across from scheduling a big cast and only filming at night in cold weather. In addition, to choosing the perfect Mike and Kelsey plus more.

First Date is now available in theaters and On-Demand 

Source: LRM Exclusive


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