What was the most surprising thing you learned during the making of When Stranger Click?
Robert Kenner, Director: How rapidly online dating has gone from weird to mainstream. And how widespread it is now.
What was the biggest challenge?
Marc Weiss, Producer: Finding good stories! And beyond that, finding stories that tell us about more than just online dating. This is a prototype for a series we want to do, where people will submit stories and we'll choose a few of the most compelling stories to film. It's easy to get stories when you have a broadcast -- just announce it on-air. But very hard when you don't yet have a show on the air. We had to work hard for months to get maybe a hundred stories and be able to pick and choose the ones we wanted to tell.
Who is this film for?
Kenner: Anybody who's interested in dating, romance, human connection -- and how they're changing in the digital age.
Why did you choose to follow up Food, Inc. with a film on such a different topic?
Kenner: I wanted to take time away from making purely social action films. It's been fun making an entertaining film about the way in which we are changing as a society. For example, it was really amazing getting to play in "Second Life" -- to actually go inside a virtual world, and to enter the story as a character. As a film maker I love getting to fool around with the medium. I had to find ways to take this topic on in a really filmic manner. There were unique, brand new challenges -- having to create new filmic language -- new ways to tell a story. It was a great adventure, which it will hopefully be for the audience as well."