Three Minute Love Story


Three Minute Love Story was created by David Nanto to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of William Shakespeare's death (1564-1616). These short films combine a modern situation with dialogue taken from the works of William Shakespeare.  They show how Shakespeare's observations of the human condition remain relevant, despite us being separated from the texts by oceans or centuries.


David is responsible for writing the screenplays and overseeing the production of each short film.  He works with actors and other independent film makers around the world to develop the films.  A few of the screenplays were adapted from David's award-winning stage play Much Ado About Love, A Romantic Comedy in Shakespeare's Verse.


We do not claim to be experts in "love", Shakespeare, or film making. We are just a group of artists who believe that Shakespeare's writing about human emotion is entirely relevant to us today. As you watch the films, we hope you'll keep in mind what Shakespeare wrote:  


If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend.


David Nanto


David Nanto is the founder of Three Minute Love Story, a playwright, and film maker.  He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and is the author of the stage play Much Ado About Love


David spends his days as a corporate strategist with over 25 years experience in international business strategy and corporate venture investing. He focused on corporate transformation, mergers/acquisitions, and turnaround strategies.  He has worked extensively in the US, Europe, and Japan.  He resides in Littleton, MA with his family.