“Runaway pets, friendlessness and suburban complacency conspire against the young Timothy to make this, his ninth birthday, the worst year yet. Musical Chairs and birthday cake can’t save him now The Saddest Boy in the World just about the most hilarious representation of childhood depression ever chronicled on film." —The Oregonian
Jamie Travis is a Toronto-based filmmaker who has written and directed award-winning short films, music videos and television commercials. He received international recognition for his two short film trilogies: The Patterns Trilogy and the Saddest Children in the World trilogy. His six shorts, all of which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, have drawn comparisons to filmmakers such as David Lynch, Todd Solondz, Peter Greenaway and Wes Anderson. Travis’ growing body of work has already earned numerous retrospective screenings at festivals and art galleries worldwide.
Travis has directed music videos for renowned Canadian indie artists Tegan and Sara and crafted characteristically stylish television commercials for prominent brands and organizations. –IMDb