Director: Jeremy LaLonde
Featuring: Jonas Chernick, Daniel Stern, Cleopatra Coleman
Runtime: 94 minutes
What would you do if you could correct the mistakes you made in your life? That’s the question posed by this comedy by co-writer/director Jeremy LaLonde and co-writer and actor Jonas Chernick. A favourite of KCFF audiences thanks to such movies as MY AWKWARD SEXUAL ADVENTURE, Chernick stars as James, a physicist whose life is hijacked by a man who may be himself traveling back from the future thanks to the theory James is on the verge of discovering. For all of the film’s smart take on science-fiction tropes and the dynamic duo of Chernick and Daniel Stern as his older counterpart, JAMES VS. HIS FUTURE SELF succeeds first and foremost as a big-hearted reminder about the importance of appreciating the here and now.
Jeremy LaLonde is a filmmaker who resides in Toronto where he was awarded with NOW Magazine’s ‘Best Local Filmmaker’ Reader’s Choice Award in 2015. His films have screened internationally including TIFF, Slamdance, Cinequest, Santa Barbara, and Whistler. His film SEX AFTER KIDS won Best Feature at Film North Huntsville, Best Comedy at the Edmonton Int’l Film Festival, and Best Screenplay & Best Director at the Canadian Comedy Awards.
His film HOW TO PLAN AN ORGY IN A SMALL TOWN premiered at Slamdance and won Best Indie Feature at the Edmonton Int’l Film Festival, and Best Ensemble & Best Feature film at the Canadian Film Fest. His fourth feature film THE GO-GETTERS had its world premiere at Cinequest where it won the Jury Award for Best Comedy Feature.
Jeremy has won multiple Canadian Screen Awards, a Director’s Guild of Canada, and a Canadian Comedy Award for his work both directing and editing on BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW (CBC/IFC). His fifth feature film JAMES vs HIS FUTURE SELF co-written by Jonas Chernick and starring Daniel Stern, Frances Conroy, and Cleopatra Coleman recently took home four awards at Toronto After Dark including Best Feature Film (Bronze), Best Canadian Feature, Best Sci-Fi Feature, and Best Supporting Actor.