What A Difference A Day Makes
8:00 | United States | 2022
A young man travels to New York City for the day just to be a tourist, but a chance encounter with a young woman could change both of their lives forever.
Matthew Donley is an award-winning filmmaker attending DeSales University in the Lehigh Valley. He has been on set for 50+ short films, ranging from a Production Assistant all the way up the ladder to Director. Matthew's primary focus has always been video editing and post-production, but he has recently taken on directing. Of the films he has directed, they span across multiple genres; these include action, horror, film noir, and documentaries just to name a few. Matthew's most recent film was shot in New York City as part of a 72-hour film challenge. He is also the department head of the Digital Media/Editing team for the DeSales University Film Festival. Aside from film, he has also created social media ads for various companies.
We shot this as part of a 72-hour film challenge, in which we were tasked with writing, shooting, and editing a film all in the span of 72 hours. Up until this point, we had made a lot of dark films, whether it be horror, drama, or film noir. We wanted to make something happy, so we decided we would make a romance movie with the Big Apple as the backdrop.
Casey Schaffer, Matthew Donley, Zachary Gutherman, Monica Lagana, Dylan Firestone
Casey Schaffer, Monica Lagana