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Directed by Jac Schaeffer
FEATURE NARRATIVE 99 Minutes World Premiere
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Finding true love is easier than ever thanks to a revolutionary bio-technological wrist implant called the TiMER, which counts down to the exact moment when people will lay eyes on their soul mates. Heartbreak is a malady of the past. Except that love-starved, pushin'-30 Oona's (Emma Caulfield, TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer) TiMER hasn't even started counting down—her destined "one" hasn't gotten himself hooked in just yet. All the people around her are literally set on their unshakable paths to true love, from her mom (who broke up with Oona's dad because he wasn't the "one"), her younger sister, and even her 13-year-old brother (who has to wait only a day). What's worse, Oona's falling for a barely twentysomething rocker (John Patrick Amedori, Gossip Girl) who is set to meet his true love in only four months.

Oona finds that as she navigates the rocky waters of love, the same technology that is supposed to make life easier is the very device that makes it all messier. With heartfelt performances and quirky characters, newcomer Jac Schaeffer's smart and delightful romantic comedy leaves behind the burning question… "would you want to know?"

Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Science Fiction, Romantic Comedy
About the Director(s)
Jac Schaeffer (b. 1978) makes her feature debut with TiMER. While earning her MFA in film at USC, Jac created charming and offbeat material like the comedic short Ava Elderberry (2003), about a woman who wakes up with a tree growing out of her ear. She also produced the short doc Foster Stories. As a freelance writer, Jac contributed to a series of humor books, including How to Get Fat and How to Go into Debt. While living in New York, she assistant directed Synapse Productions' off-Broadway revival of Machinal. She holds a BA from Princeton University and now lives in Santa Monica.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Discovery
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    99 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
    USA
  • Premiere:
    World
Cast & Credits
  • Director of Photography:
    Harris Charalambous
  • Primary Cast:
    Emma Caulfield, Michelle Borth, John Patrick Amedori, Desmond Harrington, JoBeth Williams, Kali Rocha
  • Director:
    Jac Schaeffer
  • Producer:
    Rikki Jarrett, Jac Schaeffer, Jennifer Glynn
  • Sound Design:
    Joe Dzuban
  • Screenwriter:
    Jac Schaeffer
  • Associate Producer:
    Joshua Lee Huber
  • Editor:
    Peter Samet
  • Original Music:
    Andrew Kaiser
  • Production Designer:
    Maya Sigel

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