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When We First Met is Heavy on the Repetition; Jamie Travis to Direct Rom Com

Jamie Travis who had his debut film (For A Good Time, Call…) premiere at Sundance this past year will, according to Deadline, set-up his sophomore project with Footprint Features’ Adam Saunders (upcoming Jesse Zwick’s About Alex), MXN’s Mason Novick (Bad Words) and Michelle Knudsen producing. Described as a “500 Days Of Summer meets Groundhog Day,” basically what any hot-blooded individual would give an arm and a leg to alter in their former life, casting is supposed to be announced shortly.

Gist: Written by John Whittington, this is about a man who spends the perfect first night with the girl of his dreams only to get stuck in the friend zone for the next three years – until he gets the chance to travel back in time to change that night, and his fate, over and over again.

Worth Noting: Travis had an impressive six short films (two short film trilogies in The Patterns Trilogy and the Saddest Children in the World) break into the Toronto Int. Film Fest.

Do We Care?: We like what Nicholas had to say about For a Good Time Call… calling it “a surprisingly adept and wantonly gleeful female buddy comedy, and the feature debut of director Jamie Travis. Tedious (and unnecessary) comparisons to Bridesmaids with women in raunchy scenarios will most likely be applied to this material, but Travis and company have assembled a breezy, sweet, and utterly winning comedic vehicle that moves so quick you’ll be willing to overlook some of its clichés and nonsensical qualities.”

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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