‘Five Blind Dates’ (Trailer)

Amazon will launch its first Australian original feature film, Five Blind Dates, on Prime Video February 13, ahead of Valentine’s Day.

Directed by Shawn Seet and produced by Amazon Studios and Goalpost Pictures, the rom-com is led by Shuang Hu as Lia, a 20-something Chinese-Australian tea shop owner searching for love, family, and cultural connection.

Hu co-created and co-wrote the script with Nathan Ramos-Park, with the ensemble cast also including Yoson An, Jon Prasida, Desmond Chiam, Ilai Swindells, Tiffany Wong, Renee Lim, Rob Collins, and Tzi Ma. 

Faced with her failing traditional Chinese tea shop inherited from her beloved grandma, and the prospect of attending her younger sister’s impending wedding single and alone, Lia is reluctantly gifted with a prophecy – the fate of her shop and her love life are intertwined, and the secret lies in one of her next five dates. Under pressure from her family, she agrees to be set up with five different suitors. With her best friend Mason (Swindells) by her side, will Lia find herself (and love), or risk disappointing those she loves the most and losing the business she has put her whole life into. 

Kylie du Fresne produced, with Ben Grant and Rosemary Blight executive producers. The DOP was Martin McGrath, editor Mark Warner, production designer Carlo Crescini and costume designer Rita Carmody.