Dream Date is Lauren Ciaravalli's senior thesis film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts as a Film & Television Major.  

Production took place under the supervision of director and professor Susan Seidelman (Sex and the City, Desperately Seeking Susan).  The film was shot entirely on location in 6 shooting days in New York City in December 2012. All crew members were NYU film students at the time of production. 

Awards & Festival Selections:

2014 First Run Film Festival, NYU
  • Wasserman/King Award Finalist for Outstanding Direction
  • Craft Award for Screenwriting
  • Craft Award for Ensemble Cast
  • James R. Janowsky Award
Official Selection, 2014 Montclair Film Festival

In April 2012, Lauren directed her first short film, a teen comedy called Tryouts. Tryouts premiered in the Comedy Shorts block at the 2013 Sarasota Film Festival. 

Click the photo to play Tryouts Trailer:

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