Travis’s first award-winning short tells the “gloriously surreal” story of three seven-year-olds forced to endure their mother’s culinary abuses. Anderson Children premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival and went on to play at over forty festivals worldwide, including South by Southwest and Slamdance. “This highly quirky dysfunctional family saga feels like a missing Wes Anderson short.” —Indiewire
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