LOS ANGELES July 20, 2011 Lacy Burke Las Vegas July 2011
"I won’t know for a couple of months just how many people are downloading it, but I’m definitely getting hits on the YouTube trailer, which is directing people to the website for the downloads," Burke says. "There’s nothing like this movie – it’s pure reality and about something most everyone can relate to, which is going on a date and, in my case, with the hope of getting lucky. What people are telling me is that once they start watching it, they can’t turn it off."
Whether people are curious about the subject, sympathetic to the somewhat mysterious Burke (only audibly present in the film), captivated by the cause, intrigued by watching the hot girls who star in the movie, or just want to see whether Burke actually gets lucky, people tell Burke the film is captivating. This feedback has been pretty exciting, considering he had no idea how people would react, he says.
$2,000 Charlie Laine Victoria White
"I didn’t set out to hire porn stars for the film, but I wasn’t able to get regular girls to open up in front of the camera," Burke says. "Modeling agencies laughed at my requests and hung up on me. So when ATMLA’s Shy Love offered to contract out Charlie and Victoria for ‘Car Date,’ it was awesome, and they were perfect for the job."
As he says, "It just goes to show that anyone who wants to make a movie can make a movie. You just gotta do it."