"It's hard to face up to the reality of the situation and realise that this person is only interested in your money." THE BEGINNING: How the romance started.
"It started off as a bit fun, but at the back of my mind I thought it would be great to find somebody.
RONNIE is smart, attractive and one of the last people you would expect to fall prey to a scammer on a dating website.
But when the Sunshine Coast nurse saw an attractive-looking, professional man on the Maturefreeandsingle website seven weeks ago, she decided to sign up.
Ronnie, who asked for her surname not to be revealed, is one of the lucky ones.
She became wise to the smooth scammer's moves before she parted with any cash.
This started what she thought was the beginning of a promising romance with a like-minded individual.
What happened is she has been left with a broken heart and a bad taste in her mouth after realising he was nothing more than a scammer.
Psychology lecturer Daria Kraus examines the new challenges we face when relating to one another in the digital age.
It’s something that I think every internet user can relate to.” Victoria built the narrative for the film in a fairly ad hoc approach: “I just started animating a random scene in the middle of the movie and went from there. At only one minute long, the pacing is what keeps this film tight and fresh.
Victoria keeps the narrative moving by overlaying boxes of action alongside observations of the character’s mood, tapping into this universal experience with humour.
THE STING: After weeks of engaging, attentive communication late at night and early in the morning, the man faced a personal crisis.
"He said he had gone to the United Arab Emirates for a work related job.