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The Board – by David Shane

Practical tips from a teenager busy with the opposite sex

10 – 15 | 2016 | Comedy | Live-Action | Teenager | USA

Evan is a socially awkward teenager, who constantly finds himself at a loss for appropriately cool words during his encounters with the opposite sex. How to impress a girl? How to find the right words? How to make interesting conversations? To overcome the issue, he tries a managerial approach. So it follows his quest of sorts – a phone call to his big crush, which he maps out to precision on a giant chalkboard with a flow chart detailing all the potential turns of conversation and responses he might deliver.

The Board is the real-life story of the teenager hoping for a date. This funny short is written (with Scott Organ) and directed by David Shane, who said that the subject was inspired by his personal experiences. He also revealed that, when he was a teen, he didn’t have many girlfriends. The Board was selected last April in the official selection of the Tribeca Film Festival, where his previous short Playdate premiered in 2013. Shane is known as “the go-to name for black humor and nuanced, awkward performances and a master of short form comedy directing.” The Board confirms it.

Chiara Pascali

Chiara Pascali

Digital Strategist. Particolare inclinazione verso la continua ricerca del nuovo e del bello. Cinema, letteratura e musica i linguaggi che preferisco per sondare la realtà che mi circonda.

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