Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Greetings valued Dan's Movie report. Fresh off a successful festival run comes a new film called Cupid's Paradise. The film centers around a woman named Jennifer Meyer (Andrea Martina) who has to find a match or else become a slave to cupid. Making life difficult is the rating's system which displays the person's quality and looks scale based on a one to ten rating, all be it superficial.
The film is set in what looks to be the near future, a Miami Vice style bar updated for perhaps the mid 21st century. A sexy barista/bartender adeptly and intellectually portrayed by Crystal Huang serves an elixir which can potentially increase your rating to be able to date higher quality people. It seems that if a person is lower than a 6 a match cannot be made.
The special effects are really spectacular for the short film. There is a lot of super imposed numbers above each person to show their rating, and the background is enhanced by some cool CGI.
The film is professional in all aspects with solid acting and production values for the small budget. Always interesting to see what film makers can do on limited funding.
The film was written and directed by the talented Ivy Lao. Ivy did a great short film called The Chase back in 2016. Ivy is super organized and professional. Cupid's Paradise was her final work in college, she also did the film editing and visual effects among many other things. Ivy literally can work in all aspects of the film industry. I hope she can get a solid budget to do a feature film!
Cupid's Paradise is available beginning at 7:15 am on February 11th, 2020 on Dust https://www.facebook.com/watchdust
For more information connect with the film on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CupidsParadiseFilm/