Will He Find His Near-Perfect Match in 7 Minutes?

The Dutch entry into the Live Action Short Film category at the 2014 Academy Awards, Ben Brand’s 97% is a captivating look at finding love in a digital age. Following hot on the heels of Samuel Abrahams’ recent hit Offline Dating, another piece that takes a look at the modern dating scene, Brand’s 8-minute short is a film the director perfectly describes as “a laughable love story with a contemporary theme”.

“The story was great, relevant, funny, tragic and also told without any dialogue which I thought was a real nice test”

With a narrative originating from the much-discussed topic of how present technology is impacting our everyday life, 97% is Brand’s take on how social media apps are affecting the way we interact.

This preface and post first appeared on ShortofTheWeek.com