Release date15 January 2008 (2008-01-15) (Sundance Film Festival) WriterDavid Michod, Spencer Susser CastBrad Ashby (Jimbo), Mia Wasikowska (Sarah Jane), Vladimir Matovic (Joey), Beau South (Rory), Peter Yacoub (Gram), Richard Mueck (Zombie) ScreenplaySpencer Susser, David Michod Similar moviesTerminator Genisys, Ant-Man, Minions, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Inside Out, Jurassic World
TaglineFirst love never dies
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I Love Sarah Jane is a 2008 Australian zombie horror short film directed by Spencer Susser and written by David Michod and Spencer Susser. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on 15 January 2008.
In 2011, the short was reported to be under development to be turned into a feature film.
Ah, young love. The air seems clearer. The sun seems brighter. There's a spring in the step. Too bad about the zombie apocalypse.
Jimbo is 13 and can think of only one girlâ€”Sarah Jane. And no matter what stands in his way-bullies, violence, chaos, or zombies-nothing will stop him from finding a way into her world.
Brad Ashby as Jimbo
Mia Wasikowska as Sarah Jane
Vladimir Matovic as Joey
Beau South as Rory
Peter Yacoub as Gram
Richard Mueck as Zombie
Anton Enus as Newsreader
The film earned mainly positive reviews from critics. MarBelle of short of the week gave film the positive review said "The thing about ILSJâ€”co-written by Susser and David Michodâ€”is that if you were to strip away the high production values and outlandish world setting, thereâ€™d still be at its core a touching age-old story of teen awkwardness in relating to the object of your desire that places our hero Jimbo in the shoes of Kevin Arnold or Dawn Wiener before him, itâ€™s just that their obstacles were slightly less brain hungry." Amber Wilkinson of Eye For Film gave the film four out of five stars and said "With so many zombie features and, indeed, zombie shorts around, its hard to make something that feels new, but by mixing up the trappings of a naturalistic coming of age drama with the horror, this short takes a different tack, breathing life and spirit into the undead." Wesley Morris of Boston.com said that "Australian suburb where some parentless neighborhood kids torture a zombie. You wait for several minutes for the title to explain itself, which, in its sweet, jokey finale, it does."
The Wilding (2012). David Michod wrote the screenplay for I Love Sarah Jane and Bear. David Michod wrote the screenplay for I Love Sarah Jane and Hesher. David Michod wrote the screenplay for I Love Sarah Jane and directed Animal Kingdom. Mia Wasikowska appears in I Love Sarah Jane and That Evening Sun.
Awards and official selections
Official Selection - Sundance film festival
Official Selection - Melbourne International Film Festival
Official Selection - Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Official Selection - Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival
Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection - Seattle International Film Festival
Official Selection - Sydney Film Festival
Official Selection - Nashville Film Festival
Official Selection - Arizona International Film Festival
Official Selection - London Film Festival
Official Selection - Telluride Film Festival
Official Selection - Edinburgh International Film Festival