Director: Alex Cherney
Writer: Alex Cherney
Stars: Mitzi Akaha, Jenna Barbieri, Caycee Black, Dean Blechman, Emma Bloch
Countries: United States
After his NYC girlfriend dumps him, Jake Burns is living back with his mom in the suburbs, heartbroken and depressed. He desperately tries to meet someone new, but can’t seem to figure out the ever-evolving dating app game. One day a pop-up ad appears for a promising new dating app, and Jake soon finds himself in a comprehensive dating system run by artificial intelligence. The founders, power couple Regina and Plato, show Jake a world where he transforms into different characters to best suit his matches’ desires. After multiple successful dates that end in romance, Regina and Plato introduce a more confident Jake to another level of their operation: Santamaria- an exclusive community for dating system recruiters, or ‘influencers’, who fill their days with sex, drugs, virtual reality, and other sense stimulating pleasures. After a brief trial, Jake agrees to spend a month at Santamaria without contacting the outside world, to get acclimated, in which he begins to lose grip from reality. When Jake’s worried friends investigate and come to the rescue, we learn that Regina and Plato’s operation is much more than just a dating service.