The Refilmery Series takes you behind the scenes to discover the process and strategies that filmmakers and creative people employ in their work.
How do you draw inspiration from someone without totally emulating them? In today’s episode we chat with William Sullivan, director of JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND, to learn about his methods and what he discovered while making the film.
JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND is a romantic comedy exploring a week in the life of Jane (Louisa Krause), a young woman looking for love in New York City. Despite dealing with the everyday challenges of being on the autism spectrum, Jane looks to her overprotective older sister Bianca (Eliza Dushku), to help her find her very first boyfriend.
Listen in as we also discuss:
- William Sullivan’s collaborative relationship with the movie’s writer, Jarret Kerr
- Where Sullivan found his inspiration for Jane
- How Jane’s character mirrors Sullivan’s own struggles
- The importance of screening your movies before release
- Creating a voice and style
Lousia Krause … Jane
Eliza Dushku … Bianca
Amir Arison … Rob
Gabriel Ebert … Jack
Polly Draper … Mom
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Trailer – Jane Wants A Boyfriend
About The Director
A graduate of NYU, William is one of the only students in the school’s history to graduate with a double BFA in Film Production and Drama. Most recent features include Percival’s Big Night, That’s Not Us and Jane Wants Boyfriend. JANE is being distributed by FilmBuff and recently won the Best Actress and Best Ensemble Awards from the Napa Valley Film Festival. THAT’S NOT US was released as a Netflix Exclusive by Stand Releasing, and played over 40 film festivals in 2015.
JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND is a romantic comedy exploring a week in the life of Jane (Louisa Krause), a young woman looking for love in New York City. Despite dealing with the everyday challenges of being on the autism spectrum, Jane looks to her overprotective older sister Bianca (Eliza Dushku), to help her find her very first boyfriend. As the innocent Jane embarks on new territory, and as Bianca worries that Jane’s heart will be broken, they open up a new chapter in their relationship as sisters.
JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND IMDb »
101-min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | USA
Official Release Date: 25 March 2016
Director: William Sullivan
Writer: Jarret Kerr