Is True Love Only a Swipe Away?
Rize USA is delighted to announce that is has won a commission to make a documentary for Channel 4 looking at the digital dating phenomenon that has taken the UK by storm. ‘Love at First Swipe?’ (w/t) is a fresh and unique documentary for Channel 4 that will delve into the sensation that has transformed the face of British dating.
21st century living is fast and furious, with little time for those valuable moments of calm. So in an age of deadlines and bold headlines, how does anyone have the time to find love?
The answer: speedy location-based mobile dating apps that cut to the chase of sexual attraction. With the chance to browse an unlimited supply of willing suitors, it seems that dating apps are fast becoming the go-to tool to find love, or simply to hook up. The portability of smart phones and tablets means we are never more than a click away from a potential date - or disaster.
In this bold new observational documentary, we explore the world of online dating apps with jaw-dropping stories that capture the funny, heart-warming and sometimes hazardous moments that make up the modern dating world.
Emma Cooper, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4 says, ‘The Cutting Edge strand is the perfect place to reflect the changes in all our lives from the huge explosion of apps helping us to make connections with people that were impossible before. This film take a bold look at how looking for love has changed forever.’
Sheldon Lazaurs, Creative Director at Rize USA says, 'We are delighted to be expanding our repertoire of captivating documentaries by delving into the amazing world of internet dating and the phenomenon of the dating app. Love at First Swipe? (w/t) promises to be a fascinating look at love and hook-ups in the 21st century.'
Production Co - Rize USA
Creative Director - Sheldon Lazarus
Producer / Director - Becky Lomax
Executive Producer - Nick Shearman
Channel 4 Commissioning Editor - Emma Cooper
Looking to hook up? Or searching for your soulmate? Are you an online dating app virgin? Or King or Queen of the dating app scene? Do you use online dating apps as a way to meet people? Or do you log on with friends just for a bit of fun? Perhaps you've found true love through an online dating app? Or had your share of online dating app disasters?
We would like to hear your online dating app stories. To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no obligation to take part in the documentary.
Rize USA is a London and LA based television production company launched in 2011 as a co-venture between Sheldon Lazarus and DCD Media focusing on factual, factual entertainment and reality programming for the international market. Recent productions include Liberty of London, a second series of which is currently airing on Channel 4, Memory Games (Science Channel), The Alps Murders (Channel 4), and A Very British Wedding (BBC2). As well as Love At First Swipe? (w/t), Rize is currently also in production for Total Recall (w/t), a documentary for ITV following British hopefuls at the 2014 World Memory Championships.