Screening Process (A Loser’s Guide to Love)
2004 · 7:34 · story by Tohubohu · Screenplay by Nello DeBlasio and Lauren Walsh · produced by Geoffrey long · directed by William R. Coughlan
Kevin can’t seem to catch a break in the romantic arena, and his poker buddies aren’t afraid to let him know it. Over the course of a friendly game, they recount his romantic misadventures, and a pattern emerges — all of Kevin’s concepts of romance derive from 1980s-era films. Which might be all right, except that Kevin can’t seem to execute them the way they come off in the movies. Whether he’s reenacting his favorite scenes from “Pretty in Pink,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Top Gun,” or “Say Anything,” he always manages to end up with egg on his face. That is, until he meets just the right woman…
“Screening Process (A Loser’s Guide to Love)” — a romance — was Tohubohu’s official entry into the 2004 National Film Challenge competition. The short was written, shot, and edited over the weekend of October 1–4, 2004. Its first theatrical screening was at the Warehouse Theater on Tuesday, November 9, followed by a showing as part of Washington, D.C.’s Art-O-Matic festival on December 2.
“Imagine ‘Pretty in Pink’ if the producers of ‘Airplane’ got their hands on it.”
Jason Jacks, Times Community Newspapers, November 17, 2004