Sort You Out

Izzy Shill, Writer 

Sloan Grant(s) Received: 2019, Sloan Stories of Science Development Fund Grant, SFFILM 

Project Type: TV Pilot 

Genre: Comedy 

Length: 60 minutes 

Field of Science: Computer Science 

Stage: Development 


Bad teeth. Mini skirts. Cockney rhyming slang. Flirting through cigarette smoke over a pint. We’re in Swinging Sixties London, single and ready to mingle. Sort You Out is a one-hour long-running television series inspired by the life of Joan Ball, the creator of the first computerized matchmaking service. Like any well-adjusted thirty-something, I’ve spent the past decade unpacking the meaning of a million terrible online dates. How did it all begin? With punch cards and a sorting machine.