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Last week, my new documentary film, “The Betrayal of the Dream,” debuted as a screening and Q&A panel at the New York Film Festival, and today the film will be available on Netflix. The short film was written and produced with the express vision of the woman who spearheaded the creation of the film, Heather Dake, who is also currently working as a production coordinator. She has now given us a new interview, which I think is well worth reading as we try to understand the extraordinary personal journey that sparked this project.
Heather recently reached out to me for a chat about the process of making her one woman’s story of being a part of the matchmaking process of one of the most notorious companies in the dating app world. I wanted to learn more about both the vision and process behind such a groundbreaking film, as well as how it could have been made in a different, more conventional way.
What made you want to tell this story?
The idea came to me as I was trying to explain the concept of matchmaking to my friends. When the original idea to make this film came to me, I was actually working as a production coordinator, and so there was no studio. I did it on the side, just to keep things somewhat normal. I had a lot of questions about matchmaking and the idea of the app, so I went and contacted my friend who I’ve been in a relationship with since I was 14. His name is Brandon, and he’s the type of person who really understands me. He’s really good at giving me what I need.