About the Movie

What Happened on the Fourth Date is a short comedy about dating, with a Freudian twist.

What Happened on the Fourth Date - photograph by JuAnne Ng
photograph by JuAnne Ng


Margaret, who has been on three previous dates with Jonathan, decides to invite him back to her place after their fourth date. But when Jonathan seems less than eager to get things going, Margaret starts to wonder what’s up. All is explained by the arrival of a third “person.” A whirlwind comedy based on the short play The Some of All Parts (incl. in the Smith and Kraus anthology The Best Ten Minute Plays for Three or More Actors, 2004).

What They’re Saying

“A comedy about a guy on a fourth date that tries to get past the awkward stages of beginning a physical relationship by putting his true feelings out there for everyone to see. Literally. In the style of a comedy sketch by Kids in the Hall or Woody Allen, this short film had us in shock, hysterics, and finally appreciation.” – from the website for the 9th Annual DC Asian Pacific Film Festival, under “The Best of the Fest (Shorts)”

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1) Seeing it when it comes to a festival near you:

Current screenings:
The Baltimore Women’s Film Festival - Saturday, October 24th, 3:30 p.m., part of the “Comedic Shorts” program, Landmark Harbor East, 645 S. President Street, Baltimore, MD 21202. For tickets, click here.

The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
, festival runs from June 25 – 28, but exact dates, times and venues won’t be posted until June 15th.
Cannes in a Van mobile film festival Screenings “somewhere on La Boulevard de Croisette” at a variety of times (look for the big yellow van with “Cannes in a Van” on the side) during the Cannes Film Festival (May 13 – 24).
The 11/22 International Comedy Film Festival, Wednesday, June 17, 2009 @ 10 p.m., “Kulisse” Rosensteingasse 39, 1170, Vienna, Austria. Tickets can be purchased here.

The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Sunday, May 3, 2:30 p.m., Director’s Guild of America, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Program 29, paired with the feature “Karma Calling”. Buy tickets here.

DisOrient Asian Film Festival,
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 4:45 p.m. (part of “Comedy Chaos” shorts program), The Bijou Arts Cinema, 492 East 13th Avenue, Eugene, OR. Buy tickets (only $3!) here.

The Garden State Film Festival: Saturday, April 4, 2009 @ 2 p.m.,(part of shorts program 3) The Kingsley Room, The Berkeley Hotel, 1401 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ. Tickets can be purchased here.

Love Actually II: Saturday, February 14, 2009 @ 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.99, and can be purchased online only (no tickets will be sold at the door). Millenium, 66 East 4th Street, (btw. 2nd/3rd aves) New York, NY. THIS SCREENING IS NOW SOLD OUT.

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