How To Meet Girls From A Distance
Get to know her... Then meet her.
Toby has always been unlucky with girls. When he meets the girl of his dreams, Phoebe, he resolves to learn everything about her before meeting her. But this girl brings challenges that Toby hasn’t had to face before ‐ including a boyfriend ‐ and Toby finds himself crossing lines he never thought he’d cross. Then there’s the problem of how to keep her, without her finding out that he knows everything about her. How far would you go for a crush?
How To Meet Girls From A Distance was made in association with the NZ Film Commission and NZ On Air as part of the first round of Make My Movie funding, an initiative from V48 Hours organiser Ant Timpson. The competition utilised social media, print advertising, YouTube, and a unique voting system to ensure that the film had an audience from the beginning.
The team, Traces of Nut, decided to enter Make My Movie after nine years of 48 Hour film competitions in Wellington. How To Meet Girls won the $100,000 prize after four rounds of elimination, beating out 756 other entrants. The film was written in two weeks and shot over 17 days.
The film had its world premiere at 2012 New Zealand International Film Festival.