Friend Request Pending
In the short film Friend Request Pending, Judi Dench portrays a woman discovering the excitement of instant messaging as she flirts discreetly with a local choirmaster in an attempt to land a date. Dench and her friend spend an afternoon discussing the pleasures, pitfalls and problems with using social media to try and woo the local choirmaster. While chatting on Facebook, they have various comedic interactions with instant messaging, ‘poking’, flirting and ultimately, “friend request pending”.
Director: Chris Foggin
Written and produced by Chris Croucher
Running time: 12 minutes
Major awards: Audience Special Recognition (2012 Aspen ShortsFest), Best Comedy Short (2012 Rhode Island Film Festival)