A modern-day take on Cyrano de Bergerac, APP follows Paul, a shy and brilliant app developer, as he desperately tries to get venture capital for his sexy wingwoman app from a sex-starved investor, Mike. To convince Mike to invest, Paul uses his app to seduce a feisty stranger, Zoe. As the App whispers advice, Paul becomes a hipster Don Juan and they grow closer through the night. But when Paul starts to feel a genuine connection, all his calculations become a little more complicated.
Press and Awards
Tribeca Film Festival (World Premiere), Grand Jury Prize at the Beijing Film Academy, Sloan Production Award, Fotokem Production Award, Audience Award at the Omaha Film Festival, Best Short at New Media Film Festival, Special Jury Prize at Hollyshorts Film Festival, Nominated Best Student Short at the Cinegear Expo, Sloan Film Summit Official Selection, Tacoma Film Festival Official Selection, New Filmmakers LA Fest Official Selection, Castellinaria Film Festival Official Selection, Heart of Gold Shorts Fest Official Selection Indiewire "Watch the Hottest Girl in the Bar Get Picked Up With Help From 'APP" 4.16.2014 Unseen Films "APP (2013) Tribeca 2014 Review" 4.18.2014ChipChicks "Dark Comedy About Apps and Venture Capitalism Lands at Tribeca Film Festival" 4.21.2014DiginMag "2014 Tribeca Film Festival-APP is Intelligent & Engaging" 4.22.2014 KZSU Stanford Radio "Culture Lens Interview with Director Alex Berman" 4.23.2014 LIU Pioneer "APP on Love and Technology" 4.23.2014The Young Folks "Interview with ‘App’ Director Alex Berman & Producer Eduard de Lachouette" 4.25.2014 CineDork "INTERVIEW: ALEXANDER BERMAN AND EDOUARD DE LACHOMETTE (APP)" 5.1.2014 Tribeca Trib "APP Writer/Director Alexander Berman Talks Love and Technology" 5.3.2014 Blog Critics, "Tribeca Film Festival: Short Film Program – ‘App’ Review" 5.15.2014 CineAlta Magazine "No Compromises: An AFI Thesis Film Gets the Hollywood Treatment" 7.25.2014 Huffington Post "Tinder and 1984" 11.15.2014