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Jamie Travis

Jamie Travis has built a strong reputation in Canada’s independent film scene as a director of precise vision. His short films have consistently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, travelled well on the international film festival circuit, won prestigious awards and aired nationally on television. Comparisons have ranged from Peter Greenaway to David Lynch to Alfred Hitchcock. Recurring themes of childhood frailty and self-conscious suspense—alongside his painstakingly designed interiors—have established Jamie as “an indie auteur-to-watch.”

Why the Anderson Children Didn’t Come to Dinner (2003), his graduating film from UBC, screened at over sixty international film festivals, aired on the CBC and PBS and earned him numerous awards, including the 2004 Leo Award for Best Production Design in a Short Drama and the 2004 Golden Sheaf Award for Best Script. For Patterns (2005), Jamie was awarded the Vancouver International Film Festival’s top short film prize—for Best Western Canadian Director of a Short Film.

Jamie’s new films—Patterns 2, Patterns 3 and The Saddest Boy in the World—will all have their world premieres at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. Darker, clearer and more extravagant than his previous efforts, the films represent a creative launching pad to his first feature. Based in Vancouver, BC, Jamie is currently working on his first feature script.

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Grand Luncheonnette - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 5 minutes

(2005)

"Grand Luncheonette" documents the last days of one of 42nd Street's unforgettable lunch counters&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: True Story - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 3 minutes

(2006)

An elderly woman remembers a tragic childhood moment&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Egg - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 9 minutes

(2005)

This surrealistic interpretation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick tells a microscopic tale of epic tragedy&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Barbara Leather - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 10 minutes

(2005)

Pioneer craftswoman Barbara Shaum muses on the art of leather crafting, her first sip of ale in NYC's oldest men's-only pub, and her pickiest client -- Chiki the llama&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: La Vie D'un Chien - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 14 minutes

(2005)

A scientist formulates a serum that transforms him into a dog,but it's only when he changes back into a human that his troubles begin&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Jettison Your Loved Ones - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 6 minutes

(2005)

A man addicted to faking his own death strives for glory while his abandoned son, a boxer who thinks he's from the future, falls in love with his half-sister, the world's greatest swordfighter&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Spin - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 8 minutes

(2005)

A mysterious DJ is sent to a city block to mend a series of chain reactions that occur in our everyday lives&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Patterns - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 9 minutes

(2005)

Pauline waits for a phone call, misses the phone call, gets the phone call and regrets the phone call in this stylized allegory of innocence and experience&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Twitch - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 10 minutes

(2005)

Unable to find the emotional intimacy she craves, a young girl must come to terms with her emerging sexuality, her disabled mother and the irrational fear that her mother's disability is contagious&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Vacationland - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 28 minutes

(2006)

Two young brothers journey across the back roads of Maine on their bicycles hoping to reunite with their older brother, but when things don't go as planned, and home is miles away-- the meaning of family begins to change&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Compilation

$16.95 | 95 minutes

(2007) - Director

Newly Re-Mastered! Joe Pacheco, Curator of the Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series, has selected 10 stellar shorts film for this DVD compilation. They have all played at major festivals and won important awards but, most importantly, they&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Barbara Leather - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 10 minutes

(2005)

Pioneer craftswoman Barbara Shaum muses on the art of leather crafting, her first sip of ale in NYC's oldest men's-only pub, and her pickiest client -- Chiki the llama&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: True Story - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 3 minutes

(2006)

An elderly woman remembers a tragic childhood moment&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Grand Luncheonnette - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 5 minutes

(2005)

"Grand Luncheonette" documents the last days of one of 42nd Street's unforgettable lunch counters&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Egg - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 9 minutes

(2005)

This surrealistic interpretation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick tells a microscopic tale of epic tragedy&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: La Vie D'un Chien - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 14 minutes

(2005)

A scientist formulates a serum that transforms him into a dog,but it's only when he changes back into a human that his troubles begin&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Jettison Your Loved Ones - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 6 minutes

(2005)

A man addicted to faking his own death strives for glory while his abandoned son, a boxer who thinks he's from the future, falls in love with his half-sister, the world's greatest swordfighter&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Spin - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 8 minutes

(2005)

A mysterious DJ is sent to a city block to mend a series of chain reactions that occur in our everyday lives&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Patterns - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 9 minutes

(2005)

Pauline waits for a phone call, misses the phone call, gets the phone call and regrets the phone call in this stylized allegory of innocence and experience&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Twitch - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 10 minutes

(2005)

Unable to find the emotional intimacy she craves, a young girl must come to terms with her emerging sexuality, her disabled mother and the irrational fear that her mother's disability is contagious&hellip…

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Brooklyn Independent Vol 1: Vacationland - ON DEMAND

$1.99 | 28 minutes

(2006)

Two young brothers journey across the back roads of Maine on their bicycles hoping to reunite with their older brother, but when things don't go as planned, and home is miles away-- the meaning of family begins to change&hellip…

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