Bob Murray was not planning to become a filmmaker. But a few years ago, the Milwaukee area banker took stock of the state of his dating life, and decided that his only choice was to go on a nationwide quest to find love, and make a movie in the process.
And the result is Date America, a movie that will make its film festival premiere at the Milwaukee Film Festival. It chronicles Murray’s trip across the country and his efforts to connect with potential mates he met through online dating services.
Bob Murray joined Lake Effect in the studio recently to give us the backstory of his trip from Milwaukee to Los Angeles and the eight dates he went on.
Bob Murray is the director and the star of Date America, a documentary that follows his cross-country, online dating quest. The film screens this Wednesday and Sunday at the Milwaukee Film Festival