NEWS & EVENTS

6/10/2021 by EDWARD DAVIS of THE PLAYLIST

New poster & trailer from Magnet Releasing revealed on The Playlist.

"Here’s a great little summary about the wild ride and wild night of “First Date,” an indie that premiered at Sundance earlier this year. “For most teens, the scariest hurdle they’ll face is asking their crush out on a first date”..." READ MORE

6/2/2021 by K.J. YOSSMAN of VARIETY

First Date heads to UK premiere this summer.

"Sundance Film Festival: London has revealed that “Zola” and “CODA” will be among the 2021 lineup, when the festival returns to Picturehouse Central next month." READ MORE

3/9/2021 hosted by LAURIE PEDERSON of CAPITAL FILM ARTS ALLIANCE (CFAA)

A real-time event presented on Streamyard, recorded and available to the public now.

"Webcast with the creators of the locally produced Sundance feature film that has everyone talking!" WATCH

3/8/2021 by MIA GALUPPO

"The genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, Magnet Releasing, has picked up the North American rights to Sundance action-comedy First Date.

"The feature, which premiered in the fest's NEXT section, centers on a shy teen (Tyson Brown) who is conned into buying a shady ‘65 Chrysler ahead of his eagerly anticipated first date with his longtime crush..." READ MORE

2/1/2021 by ALIX TURNER

"Sergeant Davis (Nicole Berry) could easily have been played by Frances McDormand’s understudy"

"First Date has a title like a rom-com and a description that led me to expect a how-badly-can-things-go-wrong comedy like The Hangover. Neither of those is right: instead, this is an almost perfectly written comic drama that resists categorization..." READ MORE

1/31/2021 by KRISTY PUCHKO

"Nicole Berry as the steely Sergeant Davis is a surprise standout."

"...an action comedy that follows in the footsteps of movies like “Date Night,” “Game Night,” and “The Lovebirds,” and comes out being something uniquely its own. Written and directed by Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp, the film follows a first date that teens Mike (Tyson Brown) and Kelsey (Shelby Duclos) will never forget." READ MORE

1/29/2021 by CHARLES BARFIELD

‘First Date’ Exclusive Clip: A Teen Buys A Terrible Car To Impress A Girl In This Sundance Comedy

The sneak peek on The Playlist introduces Sergeant Davis (Nicole Berry) & Deputy Duchovny (Samuel Ademola). 

" A first date can really be stressful. What do you wear? What do you say? Do you try to act cooler than you actually are or just be yourself? And if you’re a teenager without a car, what the hell are you going to drive to pick your date up in? Well, that’s just the beginning of the problems that face shy teen Mike in the aptly titled Sundance film, “First Date.” " READ MORE

1/27/2021

First Date appears on multiple pick lists across the internet

Such lists and other articles appear in the New York TimesIMDb "2021 Movies to Watch", SAGindie, Calaveras Enterprise, ASCAP, & Screendaily

12/15/2020

Sundance 2021 feature lineup includes First Date, starring Nicole Berry (click here for Sundance program listing)

"First Date is a purely entertaining throwback, billed by newcomer directing duo Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp as a dark comedy and coming-of-age thriller (Superbad meets True Romance)." - Sundance

This exciting announcement has appeared across news sources, including Variety, Vanity Fair, the Hollywood Reporter and Roger Ebert.

9/24/2020 by SHAWN MACOMBER

Historical horror author Erika Mailman and actress Nicole Berry resurrect Lizzie Borden this weekend (click for full article)

Few authors plumb the darker depths of history in a more thrilling, empathetic way than novelist Erika Mailman. This weekend there will be two opportunities to traipse amongst the shadows and time-hop with the author... 

NICOLE'S FAVORITE OMITTED QUOTE: "...She (Lizzie Borden) was acquitted by the court, yet there are multiple jingles, rhymes, movies, shows and general opinions of her guilt. Supposedly, her hometown never embraced her innocence. What's more official, or real? The governmental decree of innocence, or the lifelong treatment of guilt by one's peers?..."

9/22/2020 

Jessica Laskey with Nicole Berry, Stories on Stage Sacramento's September 25 actor (click for full article)

Stories on Stage Sacramento's Casting Director, Jessica Laskey, in conversation with Nicole Berry, the actor who will perform an excerpt from Erika Mailman's award-winning novel The Murderer's Maid, Friday September 25 at 5:00 pm via Zoom. Register for the free performance here. If you can't make that time, don't worry! The performance will also be recorded and available on our YouTube channel for later viewing...