“Speed Dating” is a short animated movie about a girl looking for love, written and directed by Meghann Artes. Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort, speed dating. But the absurd cast of characters she encounters makes her wonder if being single is not so bad after all.
Writer/ Director: Meghann Artes / Director of Photography: Scott Thiele / Music: Robert Steel / Sound Designer: Suzanne Goldish
Meghann Artes is an award-winning filmmaker and animator who has worked with Sesame Street, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, Bix Pix, Nick Jr., NBC and ABC. Her short films have enjoyed success in festivals across the country and, in 2009, her work for Sesame Street was awarded both an Emmy and a Peabody. Drawing from her small town childhood and her urban career, Meghann’s independent works artfully utilize handmade elements and modern techniques. Meghann’s whimsical subject matter as well as her use of color and texture draw in audiences of all ages. Meghann holds an MFA from the Animation Workshop at UCLA and is currently an independent filmmaker and an assistant professor at DePaul University in Chicago.