Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2013
Forget about the scripted romance in Hollywood movies or the short-lived stories of reality TV shows. A documentary about real-life couples going through the hardships of their relationships has opened the eyes of audiences at film festivals worldwide.
Los Angeles matchmaker Hellen Chen is the star of this documentary "Let's Fall in Love." Unlike traditional matchmakers, Chen, self-claimed as liking to mind people's business, worked with men and women who had lost faith in relationships and resistive about marriage.
Her unique stories of helping single men and women to overcome the "hardships" of love caught the attention of an award-winning director Wuna Wu and with a camera in hand, Wu followed Chen to capture the maverick matchmaker in action.
The result is a full-length documentary that featured real-life love stories that started with apathy, disbelief to marriage and joy.
"She spent 8 years to change my mind about marriage. I was fighting with her on this subject most of the time. She did not give up. Because she did not give up, I could now experience relationships in a way I never thought possible," said Cecilia, a successful executive whom Chen counseled for 8 years.
Chen's book "The Matchmaker of the Century" that highlighted her real-life journeys with men and women whom she helped, became the Number One bestseller in relationship and marriage books at Barnes and Noble.
This unorthodox matchmaker-turned-star is invited to attend this year's largest television conference held by the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE).
"Love knows no boundaries," said Chen, "Whether you are White, Black, Yellow or Brown, you are asking questions about 'how could I experience the love that I am looking for?"
"The answer is closer than most people think. " Chen smiled.