Michael Mohan’s second feature film, SAVE THE DATE, is a charming, fun and bittersweet look at the stages of love in modern relationships.
Sarah (Lizzy Caplan), a struggling illustrator and strongly independent young woman, breaks up with her rocker boyfriend Kevin (Goeffrey Arend) after an ill-timed and embarrassingly public marriage proposal. Sarah turns to her sister, Beth (Alison Brie), as usual for life advice. While supporting her sister, Beth is also consumed with planning her wedding to Kevin’s band-mate, Andrew (Martin Starr). Sarah quickly rebounds with Jonathan (Mark Webber), warning him that she may break his heart. Both sisters struggle with the pains and happiness that comes from the intimacy of love, and how it will affect their future.
SAVE THE DATE, while a lighter romantic comedy, showcases complex characters that you won’t see in any studio film. It addresses truth and fear in Generation Y relationships, carefully balancing both sides to reveal passion and pragmatism in love.
Michael Mohan's first feature film, 2009’s ONE TOO MANY MORNINGS, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and his follow-up, the short film EX-SEX, was a DIFF 2011 selection. In between films, he has directed music videos for artists such as Minus the Bear, Sea Wolf, The One AM Radio, and Fitz and the Tantrums.