Jimbo is thirteen and he has a crush on Sarah Jane, the girl of his dreams. She still doesn’t want to hear of him. But Jimbo is persistent. He will make Sarah Jane fall for him, no matter how long it must take. And what does he care if he lives in a post-apocalyptic environment? If all the adults are dead? If the place is infested with zombies? Jimbo loves Sarah Jane. That’s that. —IMDb
Spencer Susser is an American film director and screenwriter.
Susser is the only American member of the Australian filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films. His short film I Love Sarah Jane, featuring Mia Wasikowska, won Best Narrative Short at the 2008 Nashville Film Festival, the Reel Frontier Merit Award at the Arizona International Film Festival, and the Canal+ Award at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Susser co-wrote the project with David Michôd. In February 2011, it was reported that Susser is developing a feature-length film based on the short.
Susser co-directed the music video for Lana Del Rey’s song “Summertime Sadness” with Kyle Newman.
His feature film debut Hesher stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman. It appeared at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was released in the United States on May 13, 2011. —Wikipedia
Revisiting this short, as well as director Susser's debut feature Hesher, reminds me of what a dark and dirty sense of humour (and sentimentality) this filmmaker has. Great beginnings to what hopefully amounts to be a long and prolific career. His newest short film, Eugene, sacrifices his unique, dusty aesthetic for something more slick and commercial - at least his dark humour still shines through at times.