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First Date

Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp, USA 2021, 105’
Polish premiere
Audience award nominated film. Vote after the screening.
Down with the King Have a Nice Life

Mike (Tyson Brown) has a teenage crush on Kelsey (Shelby Duclos), a girl at school. A friend convinces him to finally call her and the two unexpectedly arrange a first date. The only problem is, Mike doesn't have a car, and he doesn't have the money to present himself properly. An unfortunate chain of events puts a classic '65 Chrysler jalopy into Mike's hands, along with more trouble to come. The girl is waiting, but Mike has to fend off the former car owner's aggressive wife, two weird cops, an even weirder car gang, and a feline hell-bent on revenge. All that in a single night! At times highly surreal, this story is a super suspenseful (and always cosmically amazing) thriller, coming-of-age story, dramedy and romance the likes of which you've never seen before. Critics say First Date is the perfect combination of Superbad and True Romance, but don't take their word for it. You have to see it for yourself! First Date premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Audience award nominated film. Please pick up a voting card on entering the screening and tear in a place marking your opinion and throw it into an assigned box after the screening (cards and boxes will be available at the theaters). The filmmakers have a chance of winning $10,000. 

Magdalena Maksimiuk

Manuel Crosby

Manuel Crosby is a director, screenwriter, producer, composer, cinematographer, and editor who grew up in Valley Springs, California. He graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts.


2012 Broadcast (short)

2014 Precaution (short)

2017 For I Have Sinned (short)

2017 Dead Man’s Locket (short)

2021 Pierwsza randka / First Date

Darren Knapp

Darren Knapp is a producer, director, screenwriter, editor, actor, cinematographer and camera operator who has been making independent films for 22 years. He grew up in Valley Springs, California, where he still lives.


2014 The Missing

2021 Pierwsza randka / First Date

Cast & Crew

director Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp
screenplay Manuel Crosby, Darren Knapp
cinematography Manuel Crosby
editing Manuel Crosby, Zach Passero
music Manuel Crosby, Kevin Kentera, Noah Lowdermilk
cast Tyson Brown, Shelby Duclos, Jesse Janzen, Nicole Berry, Samuel Ademola
producer Dara Bazzano, Manuel Crosby, Brandon Kraus, Lk, Christian Milner
production Visit Films, Cinexus Pictures
sales Visit Films/Monument Releasing
language English
coloration colour
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